By our Legal Correspondent
Kadathuruthy (Kottarakkara), Feb 9 (IVC) The father of the murdered Dr Vandana’s father , K G Mohandas said that he would appeal in the Division Bench of the Kerala High Court against the dismissal of the petition by the Single Bench of the Kkerala High Court on Feb 06.
The High Court of Kerala had dismissed a plea by the parents of Dr Vandana Das , seeking a probe by the Central bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the murder of their daughter.
The court refused to entertain the plea as it felt that the petitioners were unable to point out any specific reason to doubt the integrity or credibility of the police investigation. There was no reason to interfere with the investigation already conducted by the police or transfer the probe to the CBI, the court held.
Vandana Das succumbed on May 10, 2023 to the injuries suffered in an attack by Sandeep who was brought to the Kottarakkara Taluk hospital by the police.
Mohandas told newsmen here on Feb 07, that there was every reason to believe that there was a conspiracy behind the delay in giving treatment to his daughter on time. He alleged that his injured daughter was taken to the police aid post of the hospital and made her to sit there for a long time and only after the arrival of the medicos oof the college that Vandana was rushed to a private nursing home at Kottarakkara.
From there the injured was taken to Kims hospital at Thiruvananthapuram , about 67 kms from Kottarakkara. It took for one-and-a-half hour to arrive at the Kims hoaspital and normally, it took for only 40 minutes drive, Mohandas added.
Mohandas alleged that a delay of four-and-a-a-half hours occurred in giving treatment to his daughter.
The High Court had stated while dismissing the plea for CBI investigation, there was certain omission on the part of the police, Mohanda added. The police personnel who had accompanied the accused Sandeep to the hospital where the young woman was attacked , there was no allegation of any direct involvement of any police personnel in the case.
The Assistant Sub-inspector of Police, the Home Guard or the police drive who had brought the accused to the hospital altogether fled from the scene of occurrence. It was a dereliction of duties on the part of the police and security has when the policemen ran to safety for their self-defense.
Mohandas added that the fatal crime was committed in the presence of police and hence the investigation by the police would not be proper and truth could not be brought out. Hence the plea for CBI investigation.