Walayar sisters’ death: Kerala to hand over probe to CBI

Days after the Kerala High Court ordered a retrial in the sensational Walayar case, the LDF government on Monday decided to hand over to the CBI the probe into the death of two minor sisters after alleged sexual assault in 2017

The decision was taken based on the request of the family of the children, a senior official in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) told PTI.

Allowing appeals filed by the state government and the mother of the children, the high court had on January 6 ordered a retrial in the case, observing that there were serious lapses in the investigation and that there has been miscarriage of justice.