1996 Suryanelli Rape

  • Suryanelli survivor seeks to implead in PIL against Kurien June 11, 2013

    Kochi: The Suryanelli rape survivor on Monday approached the Kerala High Court seeking to implead herself in the PIL which sought a direction for further investigation into the involvement of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in the nearly two decade-old case. In her petition, the woman submitted that she was...
  • Suryanelli case: Survivor allowed to choose prosecution lawyer May 30, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Thursday permitted the victim in the Suryanelli sex scandal to engage a lawyer of her choice to assist prosecution in the appeals in the two decade old case. A division bench comprising Justices KT Sankaran and ML Joseph Francis, hearing appeals by the convicts in the...
  • Suryanelli rape case: Court to hear survivor's plea against Kurien May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A district court will review the 1996 Suryanelli rape case on Wednesday. The case relates to the rape of a 16-year-old girl of Suryanelli in Idukki District. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien faced a setback in the case after a sessions court in Kerala had issued a notice...
  • 17 years on, Suryanelli girl still awaits justice June 11, 2013

    Kottayam: The Suryanelli girl goes to the office in the morning with her long, wavy hair neatly combed, tiny gold earrings glinting, packed lunch in hand, like a normal working woman in India. But once she leaves her front gate, she holds her body tight, with shoulders hunched and arms...
  • Woman Congress leader slams those who wrote Facebook posts against Kurien February 25, 2013

    Even as 111 people were booked for posting Facebook messages against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, Bindu Krishna, President of Kerala State Mahila Congress attacked them and said, "Someone posted defamatory comment on my social media for defending PJ Kurien. Those comments were against the woman community. My right...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Survivor writes to police against Kurien February 24, 2013

    Kottayam: Suryanelli gangrape survivor, who had filed a fresh police complaint against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, has now sent letters to Kottayam and Idukki SPs asking them to register her plea. The survivor, along with her parents, had gone to the Chingavanam police station to file the complaint...
  • Left MPs boycott day 1 of Budget Session, demand Kurien's resignation February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: MPs from the Left parties staged protests in Parliament on Thursday against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien. Even members of the National Federation of Indian Women, a wing of the CPI staged protests outside Parliament on the first day of the Budget Session in Parliament. Left MPs...
  • Cong silent on leaders demeaning Suryanelli rape survivor: Brinda Karat February 18, 2013

    There is furore over comments by Congress MP K Sudhakar against the Suryanelli gangrape survivor. K Sudhakaran has been criticised after he reportedly called her a prostitute. ...
  • Cong MP calls Suryanelli rape survivor a prostitute February 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: There is furore over comments by a Congress MP against the Suryanelli gangrape case survivor. Congress MP K Sudhakaran has been criticised after he reportedly called the survivor a prostitute. He made the controversial comment during a press conference in Muscat. "This girl went out shopping, to meet a...
  • Suryanelli case: Dharmarajan produced in court February 16, 2013

    Kottayam: Dharmarajan, the absconding convict in the Suryanelli gangrape case who was arrested from Karnataka, was sent to the sub-jail here by the District and Sessions Judge before whom he was produced on Saturday. The third accused in the 17-year-old case, Dharmarajan was arrested Friday by a special team of...
  • Kerala CM rules out re-investigation in Suryanelli rape case February 15, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Friday ruled out re-investigation in the Suryanelli gangrape case. The state government had on Wednesday received a legal opinion that there was no need to re-investigate the case as the victim was repeating the charge she had earlier raised and there was nothing...
  • Vayalar Ravi seen making sexist remarks at a female reporter February 14, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: There was an outrage in Kerala after Union Minister Vayalar Ravi was caught on video making a personal swipe at a female reporter who wanted his reaction on PJ Kurien's alleged involvement in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case. In the video, Ravi is seen asking the reporter if she...
  • Suryanelli: Kurien's wife rubbishes rape charge against him February 13, 2013

    Pathanamthitta: Amid growing clamour for resignation of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in the Suryanelli gangrape case, his wife has rubbished the allegations against him and said those hurling "malicious charges" never bothered to appreciate sentiments of her family. Susan Kurien, a retired high school teacher, said in a...
  • Suryanelli: Sonia unlikely to meet Kurien, Cong to wait and watch February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is unlikely to meet Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien as the demand for his resignation grows following allegations of his involvement in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case. However, sources said that Congress leadership has questioned the timing of the fresh charges against Kurien. An...
  • Suryanelli rape: CPI(M) calls for Kurien's resignation February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Calls for the resignation of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien are increasing. The Opposition in Kerala, where Kurien hails from, has held demonstrations outside the state assembly asking for his resignation. Kurien was acquitted in the 1996 Suryanelli rape case but the victim and the Opposition CPI(M)...
  • Suryanelli rape survivor's claims politically motivated: Kurien February 5, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Under scrutiny in the Suryanelli gangrape case, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Kerala Congressman PJ Kurien has claimed that he was a victim of a political conspiracy. Denying allegations against him, Kurien has refused to step down. Talking to CNN-IBN, Kurien said, "The allegations are politically motivated. The girl...
  • Suryanelli rape: Victim claims RS Deputy Chairman was one of the rapists February 3, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sixteen years have passed but the Suryanelli rape case continues to shadow PJ Kurien, the deputy speaker of the Rajya Sabha. Troubles resurfaced for the Kerala Congressman after the rape survivor sent a letter to the Supreme Court last week, asking for a review of the apex court's order...
  • Suryanelli rape case: Oomen Chandy defends PJ Kurien February 2, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Saturday openly backed Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, an accused in the horrific Suryanelli rape case, saying that he was being dragged into it. "This is an attempt to make a controversy out of an issue that happened 17 years ago. It...
  • Suryanelli case: SC sets aside verdict that had acquitted 36 January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the Kerala High Court verdict in the 1996 Suryanelli rape case that had acquitted 36 accused. The apex court has remanded the gangrape case of a teenaged girl back to the Kerala High Court asking it to take a fresh look...