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(Palathayi Rape case ) court orders further investigation into the rape of a 10 year old child by local BJP leader.

Recently, in an infamous rape case which shook the political sphere of the Kerala, the court ordered the Crime branch,ranch, Crime investigation team to further investigate the charges against the accused Kuniyil Padmarajan after a petition was filed by public prosecutor PP Saseendran under Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C. Claiming that the investigation by CB-CID and the final report filed under Section 173(2) was ridden with several latches.

The accused, a school teacher and a local leader of BJP, is alleged to have sexually abused one of his student studying in 4th standard of a school at Palathayiyi, multiple times in the month of January and February ,2020 . He is also alleged to have threatened to kill her for revealing the incident to anyone. The incident came into light in March when it was reported in the Child Line authorities and subsequently a complaint was lodged to the police on march 18, 2020. The police has recorded the statement of the 10 year old victim girl in the presence of her mother who has alleged sexual assault including rape by the accused.

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