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CPI (M) women's wing demands probe against Priest for impregnating minor

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Kannur | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Member of Parliament and AIDWA national leader PK Sreemathy today demanded a probe against the arrested priest of St Sebastian Church for impregnating a 16-year-old girl, who gave recently birth to a baby.Ms Sreemathy visited the family of the girl at Kottiyoor in the morning and said the incident was a disgrace to Kerala. She demanded that the police examine the computer and laptop of the priest and take strong action against him. This is not an isolated incident related to Priest Robin, who was allegedly trafficking poor girls of Kannur in the name of job opportunities, to different parts of India and overseas.Talking to the newspersons at a press conference here, Ms Sreemathy said the allegations of human trafficking were reported after the arrest of Priest Robin. Around 600 teenage girls have been sent to Canada, Gujarat and Bangalore by the priest-led team, on the promise of job. He also regularly visited Canada and other parts of the country.She also said there was no justification on part of the hospital authorities (Christhu Raja Hospital at Thokkilanghadi), which failed to inform the police during the delivery of the child of the unwed girl at the hospital on February 7.Moreover, they cooperated to shift the newborn baby to an orphanage at Vythiri in Wayanad district. The parents have five children, but the mother said they were compelled to say that the father was responsible for the minor's pregnancy. Later, the victim and her father disclosed to the police about the involvement of the priest and led to his arrest today.MP Sreemathy also said she would given a memorandum to the State Government demanding registration of the sexual offenders to protect women from sexual harassment.UNI AK RJ SNU 2106

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