But according to District Police Chief Prateesh Kumar, "The investigation shows that the theatre owner never informed the child line or police. He mentioned about the incident to his friend eight days later, who in turn told the child line. Whereas the manager and employees, had even noted the vehicle number of the abuser and made a duplicate video recording, and informed the theatre owner on the very same day."
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in the assembly today, said, "A detailed report has been sought from the Director General of Prosecution seeking a report on the validity and legality of the arrest and any action will be taken subsequent to it."
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala slammed the government for repeated police lapses. "Those who are helping the police, are being arrested", he said.
Two police personnel have been suspended for not acting on complaint which they received from the child line, till the CCTV footage was aired by a regional channel. The incident happened on April 18, and the child line was informed on April 25. The police agreed to file a First Information Report or FIR only on May 12. The accused businessman is in remand.
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