Chittarikkal police had charged her with unlawful restraint under Section 341 of IPC, cruelty towards child under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, and forcibly tonsuring head, which was derogatory to human dignity.
Pinarayi Vijayan said photographs of tribespeople resting before makeshift huts were wrong construed as an exhibition.
The Minister spoke at a seminar on 'Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of Kerala: Issues of Socio economic Development'.
A woman is putting her life at risk for the sake of fellow tribespeople as the government refuses to act on a 14-year Supreme Court order.
Those belonging to the unreserved category, which denotes the proverbial upper castes who dominated politics till the Mandal wave of the 1990s comprise 15.52% of the total population.
A case has been registered against as many as 13 forest officials by invoking the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
People belonging to the age group of 60 years and above of the Scheduled Tribes community will get Rs 1,000.
Rahul Gandhi interacted with tribal communities in Wayanad, his Lok Sabha constituency.
The accused has been booked under provisions of the SC/ST Act besides charges of rape and abetment to suicide.
The injured sought treatment at the medical college hospital in Mananthavady.