Kerala minister, five others to be booked in sex case

December 10th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 (IANS) A court in Kerala Wednesday asked the police to register a case against six people, including Kerala Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi and two officials in Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan’s office over allegedly hiding a file containing information about a sex case. Thiruvananthapuram Chief Judicial Magistrate Phillip Thomas asked the Cantonment Police Station sub inspector to register a case and investigate the missing file in the Killiroor sex case. It was filed by N. Nagaraj, a resident of the capital.

Nagaraj told mediapersons that he decided to file a petition after former additional private secretary of Achuthanandan K. Suresh Kumar told reporters Sunday that the office of the chief minister had played a game to hide the files pertaining to the Killiroor sex case.

The Killiroor sex case pertains to a teenage girl Shari who died in mysterious circumstances in a private hospital in Kottayam in 2004.

Achuthanandan, who was then the leader of the opposition, had said that according to the doctors the victim’s health deteriorated after a VIP visited her.

Shari’s father Surendran later alleged the VIP that Achuthanandan referred to was Sreemathi.

The six people named to be investigated include Sreemathi, private secretary to Achuthanandan S. Rajendran, political secretary to Achuthanandan K.N. Balagopal, two children of two state ministers and Latha Nair, an accused in the case.

Achuthanandan used the case as an election issue. He had then said if he was elected he would put behind bars the accused in the Killiroor sex case.

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