The State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice against the principal of a Kerala dental college for banning daughter of Moideen Kutty, the main accused in the Edappal theatre child abuse case, from attending classes.
According to reports, Moideen Kutty filed a complaint against PSM College of Dental Science and Research in Akkikkavu, where his daughter studies. In the complaint, he alleged unfair treatment being meted out to her by the authorities on the grounds of her being the 'daughter of an accused'.
On May 12 2017, Moideen Kutty, who has been charged under the POCSO Act for abusing a 10-year-old girl inside a cinema hall in Edappal, was arrested.
It was following this that the college reportedly started discriminating against his daughter, who is a final year BDS student there.
In his complaint, Moideen Kutty stated that the college authorities had first called up his wife on June 15 and asked her not to send their daughter to college.
He also added that his daughter was denied permission to pay her exam fees when she went to do so on June 25, based on the Principal's instructions.
The student, who also had an attendance shortage of 12 days, had submitted a medical certificate and still failed to get a sanction to appear for her exam, said reports.
Instead, the college asked her to appear for the exam after 6 months, he stated in his complaint.
On July 3, Moideen Kutty approached the Human Rights Commission and filed a complaint from the Manjeri Special Sub-jail where he is presently housed. He did so with help from the Jail Superintendent.
Human Rights Commission member K Mohandas has demanded a report to be filed by the college principal, Dr Thajuraj on the incident, within the next 2 weeks.