The state has a long tradition of drawing its fair share of villains.
From the infamous Kerala secret police, to the fictional Kallipur police, and finally the infamous Madurai Police, the state has had its fair crack at villains.
But this year, Kerala has come out on top in the ‘villain capers’ category.
The state scored a massive 74% in the annual survey of the ‘Bully-free’ category, which is aimed at encouraging kids to play safe and stop bullies.
While the state’s tally for this year’s survey is lower than the previous one, it is not unheard of for a state to score better than 50%.
A study from 2013 found that the state was one of the top three states for the number of bullies in its school system.
According to the study, Kerala’s school system has an average of 4,979 children who have bullied or harassed other students.
It was also found that Kerala is one of India’s top states for bullies and child sexual abuse.
In fact, Kerala is the only state in India to have recorded more than two-thirds of the country’s reported cases of child sexual exploitation.
In 2015, the Kerala Government had issued an alert against the Kerala Secret Police, but the state never reported any cases.
The Kerala government was reportedly under pressure to cancel the advisory.
It is said that there were a few police officers in the state who were allegedly involved in child sexual harassment cases.
However, the police did not pursue the case.