The police told the court that there is no evidence nor anything suspicious based on the lie detection test conducted on the accused.

Kerala police to close Vadankkancherry gangrape case involving CPIM leader
news Crime Friday, August 25, 2017 - 18:31

The Kerala police is likely to close the Vadakkancherry gangrape case, where a Thrissur woman was allegedly gangraped by four men including a CPI(M) leader in 2014.

The investigation team has reportedly informed the Thrissur District Magistrate Court on Thursday that there is no evidence nor anything suspicious based on the lie detection test conducted on the four accused.  

Police also stated in court that the survivor and her husband were not cooperating with the investigation.

The four accused in the case CPI(M) Vadakkanchery Municipal Councillor Jayanthan, his brother and two others had undergone a lie detection in July at the forensic lab in Ramavarmapuram police academy.

However, the police informed the court that they received no evidence that would help the case.

The investigation team also submitted the lie detection test primary report and an investigation report in the court.

The report states that the complainant was not cooperating and that their phone had not been submitted to the police even after the probe team asked for it.

In a press meet held in Thiruvananthapuram in November 2016, the survivor had alleged that she was gangraped by the four accused in 2014. She also alleged that in August 2016 police officials harassed her to such an extent that she had no option but to withdraw her complaint.

Following her press meet, Thrissur Range IG MR Ajith Kumar admitted that there had been grave lapses on the part of the police team that handled the case, when the rape survivor had registered her complaint at the Peramangalam police station in August 2016, almost two years after the reported gangrape.

Jayanthan had earlier termed it a fabricated case and had then stated that he was ready to cooperate with the investigation to prove his innocence.

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