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Police decides to end probe against Aswathy Jwala as it was found to be fake

Thiruvananthapuram: The police have decided to end the probe against charity worker Aswathy Jwala as a complaint of financial misappropriation against her has proved to be false.

In the complaint, Kovalam native Anil Kumar had alleged that Aswathy had raised money in the name of the Latvian woman who was raped and murdered last month near Kovalam.

Though they had taken statements of the complainant, Kumar failed to produce any substantial evidence, leading the police to conclude that the complaint was fake.

The complaint was filed soon after Aswathy made a statement at a press conference that relatives of the murdered woman were not allowed to meet chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and DGP Lokanath Behara.

After the police summoned Aswathy for questioning, protest against the government and police had erupted on social media.

The political parties also chipped in, saying that the government and police was hunting for Aswathy since she had criticised them.

Later, the deceased woman’s relatives also asserted that the philanthropist had not collected funds in the name of their kin.

However, the police now believe that there was some malicious intent behind the complaint. It is not clear if the police would take any action against the complainant over the fake allegation.

(With external inputs)

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