Some in the crowded neighbourhood - where the family settled five years ago - were aware that "something questionable" was going on in that house. The mother of the survivor has vehemently denied charges against the family. I want my daughter back," she said. It was only after one of the neighbours complained to school authorities that something was amiss at the girl's home that she was sent for counselling where sordid details of the case emerged. The abuse began when the child was just 10, but the matter came to the fore after the class VII student attended a counselling session at her school, metres from her family's rented accommodation, last week. The girl's statement was recorded before a magistrate on Sunday and medical examination has confirmed rape, said sub inspector of Tirurangadi police station Noushad Ibrahim. The story has shocked Kerala. She was worried that the family would be in deeper financial crisis if her father was taken into custody," said the counsellor, who works under Kerala public education department.