Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s refusal to meet relatives of Lativian woman Liga Skromane, 33, who was found dead in the state has triggered a row, with social activists condemning the attitude of the Chief Minister as “inhuman”. The office of the Chief Minister had given an appointment to Liga’s husband Andrews Jordan and her sister Ilze Skromane and made them to wait for three hours. They wanted to meet the Chief Minister to seek his help to expedite the case, as the police have failed to carry out a satisfactory investigation.
Liga, a Lativian residing in Ireland, went missing from an Ayurvedic healing centre at Pothencode near Kovalam during the second week of March. After Liga went missing Andrew and her sister came to Kerala in search of her and decided to stay back till they find the cause behind Liga’s sudden disappearance and death. The police showed no keenness in finding the victim. The lackadaisical attitude of the local police forced them to knock the doors of the state DGP, who not only snubbed them but misbehaved with them, say media reports.
Except for a few Good Samaritans, they got no help from anywhere. The only leader who extended support and personally consoled the heartbroken kin was Suresh Gopi, BJP MP.
According to IIze, Liga was murdered. “We didn’t get justice from police,’’ she said. According to police, the sisters have reached Kochi on February 2 and moved to the ayurvedic centre at Pothenkodu near Thiruvananthapuram for treatment. Liga has been reportedly depressed over her skin disease, for which she has been under treatment.