In probably a first of its kind the world over, Kerala saw a Corona patient aged 19 get raped last weekend by an ambulance driver near Aranmula in Pathanamthitta district. The accused Noufal V (29) is reportedly a member of DYFI (CPM’s youth wing).
In another case, junior health inspector Pradeep has been charged with sexual assault of a home nurse who approached him to get a Covid-19 negative certificate in order to resume her service. Pradeep is reported to be a member of a Congress employees’ union in the state.
The 19-year-old Dalit girl, who had been in quarantine since both her mother and sister had been found positive and hospitalized, had just tested positive for Covid-19. Noufal was carrying her and another lady Covid-19 patient late at night. He dropped off the other patient at Kozhancherry first-line treatment centre and drove into a construction site near the now-abandoned Aranmula airport project where he raped the victim.
He then dropped the girl at Aranmula treatment centre where she informed the police about the crime. The horror drive that began at 10 in the night ended around midnight. Police picked up Noufal the same night calling him on the pretext of picking up another patient. Police have now confirmed that this incident was pre-planned. The accused has been charged for rape, assault, Prevention of SC/ST (Atrocities) Act and violation of Covid 19 safety protocol.
The victim has also handed over a conversation which she had secretly recorded to the police. In that, Noufal can be heard asking for forgiveness and telling her that he would lose his job and his future if this incident comes to light. He also threatened her.
What enraged but didn’t surprise many is the fact that the very next day it was the CPM leaders who tried hard to bail out the criminal. Jackson, the state Vice President of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) affiliated with the CPM appeared at Adoor police station where Noufal was being held and stayed to offer him legal advice and assistance. Jackson also allegedly tried his best to hush up the rape without a case being registered. This again showed the nexus between CPM and criminal elements.
This incident also brought to light criminal lapses on the part of the state administration in handling Covid cases. Forget ambulance drivers, even motorcycle delivery boys attached to supermarkets in the state need to submit a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) if selected. Noufal had submitted none and had in fact submitted a self-declaration stating that he has requested a PCC from the Kayamkulam Police Station.
Later reports confirmed that he had not submitted an application at the police station. Why would he since he had multiple criminal cases (even attempt to murder) registered at the same station. Anyone with a criminal history does not receive a PCC.
A closer look also reveals fascinating facts on how the SDPI-state nexus works, reiterating the fact that SDPI (political arm of the dangerous Islamist org PFI) linked criminals morph into CPM activists during the day.
Noufal is accused of being an ideology agent of the SDPI and is a just a link in a chain trying to convert Hindu women to Islam using the grooming/brain-washing (‘love jihad’) route. Around three years back, the parents of an engineer had accused Noufal of love jihad and for kidnapping their daughter. She had accompanied her grandfather to Kayamkulam Government Hospital for his treatment. Noufal befriended her at the hospital, converted the girl to Islam and married her. Local media mentioned intelligence reports that the SDPI was taking an active role in drugs and other criminal gangs centred around this Kayamkulam hospital.
It must be noted that SDPI leaders are also prime accused in the recent Bengaluru riots, while parent body PFI is in the dock for funding and organizing anti-CAA rioting in Delhi & West UP, and several PFI members have been arrested for organising Islamic State terror camps in Kerala.
The other case
In the second incident, the junior inspector Pradeep Kumar had asked the woman, a home nurse who was in quarantine in Thiruvananthapuram after returning from an assignment in Malappuram, to come to his flat to collect the Covid 19 negative certificate.
According to the victim’s complaint, her hands were tied and she was kept in the house through the night and sexually assaulted. The health inspector threatened her that he would get a case registered against her for jumping quarantine and get her arrested by police.
The accused has now been taken into custody and charged with sexual assault.
As per Deshabhimani.com, “Pradeep Kumar has a previous record that involving indecent advances towards an Anganwadi teacher. Residents in his neighbourhood said Pradeep shared close links with leaders of the Congress party and that he was an active member of the Health Inspectors’ Association.”
Both these cases highlight the perilous law & order situation in Communist-ruled Kerala, something which has been kept under wraps by the mainstream & Western media in their attempt to project Kerala as a model state.
Unusual as it may seem, the Kerala Government model of covid treatment involves hospitalization of all confirmed covid cases. A more pragmatic way of treatment would be to provide treatment for mild cases at home, something being followed the world over. Although respected and dedicated to her work with a relatively clean image, Health Minister Shylaja ‘Teacher’, as she is fondly called, seems to be losing the plot.
Questions begging Shylaja’s & CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s answers:
- Why were two ladies allowed to be transported to Covid centres at 10’o clock in the night with neither emergency technicians nor lady nurses or health workers as specified in the Covid Protocol? They have since banned moving women patients after 8 in the night (unless its an emergency).
- Why was the EMT missing or AWOL from the ambulance and where was he or she during this trip?
- Why was the victim who lives at Adoor taken to Kozhancherry (a distance of 30 km) while the other lady was dropped at Pandalam which is barely 10 minutes drive from Adoor?
- Why was Noufal, a known criminal, even allowed to drive an ambulance for the health department of the state?
- Why were CPM party men trying to bail out Noufal? Why was CITU’s Jackson helping Noufal with legal aid? Wasn’t Shylaja shocked then, as she said she was when she heard about the rape?
- Who is responsible for the criminal lapses that happened at EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute) since all 108 Ambulances are monitored from their control room at Thiruvananthapuram? What was the EMRI officer doing while Noufal was driving all over the place?
- Would the first case of a corona/ covid patient being raped (in the whole world) be added to her impressive international media resume citing Kerala as the ‘number one state’ in Bharat?
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