Suryanelli Gangrape Case

  • Suryanelli gangrape case: Kerala HC to pronounce verdict today April 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court will on Friday pronounce its verdict on the Suryanelli gangrape case. The case dates back to 1996 when a 16-year-old girl was abducted and raped in Kerala's Idukki district. According to the prosecution, the girl was raped about 68 times in a period of 40...
  • Kurien not an accused in Suryanelli gangrape case: Court June 29, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a major relief to PJ Kurien and a setback for the Suryanelli gangrape survivor, a Session Court ruled on Saturday that the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman will not be made an accused in the nearly two decade-old case. The court rejected the survivor's plea based on prime accused...
  • Suryanelli survivor withdraws request of special prosecutors April 12, 2013

    Kochi: The Suryanelli gangrape survivor on Friday withdrew her request to appoint Special prosecutors to contest the appeals of the 35 accused in the case in the Kerala High Court. However, the court permitted the survivor to make an application to appoint a counsel of her choice to assist the...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: HC grants bail to 31 accussed March 21, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to the 31 accused in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case. A Division Bench comprising Justices KT Shankaran and ML Joseph Francis allowed the bail pleas filed by the accused last month. The lone convict in the case, Dharmarajan, who was absconding and...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: HC seeks statement on cases against Kurien March 11, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to file a statement regarding details of cases filed by the Suryanelli rape victim against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien before the magistrate and higher courts. The direction in this regard was issued by a division bench comprising Chief...
  • Suryanelli case: No evidence against Kurien, says Kamal Nath February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The government stood firmly behind Congress leader and Rajya Sabha deputy Chairman PJ Kurien as the Suryanelli rape case came up for debate in the House. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that no evidence had been found Kurien by the investigating agencies and that the lawyer who...
  • Anti-Kurien FB posts: Tharoor defends police action February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has reportedly defended police action against 111 people for posting and sharing 'defamatory' remarks against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in the Suryanelli gangrape case. The Cyber cell of the Kerala Police had filed cases against the Internet users, based on a complaint...
  • Suryanelli rape: Case against 111 people for FB posts on Kurien February 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A case was filed against 111 people on Monday for defamatory remarks against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Facebook over the Suryanelli gangrape case. Bindu Krishna, a Mahila Congress leader in Kerala, had filed a complaint with the cyber cell of the Kerala Police against the defamatory...
  • Suryanelli rape: Govt asked to probe assault of CPM MP February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday directed the government to probe the alleged "manhandling" of CPI-M member TN Seema by Delhi Police during a protest demanding removal of Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien who is facing charges in the Suryanelli rape case. Taking a serious note of the...
  • Charges against me are false: Kurien to Rajya Sabha MPs February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Wednesday wrote to members of the House saying the charges of rape against him were false. He wrote to the Rajya Sabha MPs on the eve of the Budget Session of Parliament. Since Kurien's name figured in the 17-year-old Suryanelli gangrape case,...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Ex-MDLR airhostess Geetika Sharma's mother commits suicide February 15, 2013

    Geetika Sharma had committed suicide last year and in her suicide note, she had alleged harassment by former Haryana Home Minister Gopal Kanda. ...
  • 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...
  • Suryanelli case: Key convict Dharmarajan taken into custody February 15, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The third accused in the Suryanelli rape case, SS Dharmarajan, was taken into custody by a special team of the Kerala police on Friday. Dharmarajan was arrested from an undisclosed location in Karnataka and will be brought to the special court in Kottayam where he will be presented before...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Is Cong trying hard to defend Kurien? February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Just as the Congress party prepares to defend Rajya Sabha MP PJ Kurien in the Suryanelli gangrape case, it faced yet another embarrassment in Kerala. This time around, it was Union Minister Vayalar Ravi who made some sexist comments to a female journalist. When she asked him about...
  • Protests over Vayalar Ravi's sexist remarks February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: There is outrage in Kerala after Union Minister Vayalar Ravi was caught on video making a personal swipe at a female reporter who wanted his reaction to Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien's alleged involvement in the Suryanelli gangrape case. Women journalists in Kerala expressed outrage and staged...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Ex-investigating officer backs Kurien February 13, 2013

    Kochi: Former Investigating Officer in the Suryanelli gangrape case K Ittoop on Wednesday backed Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman PJ Kurien, saying he was not involved in the infamous case that continues to haunt the Congress politician since the past 17 years. Ittoop, who headed the investigation team in the case...
  • Suryanelli: Special team set up to trace absconding convict February 12, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police has set up a special team to trace and arrest the absconding convict in the Suryanelli gangrape case, who appeared on a Malayalam TV channel alleging that Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien was involved in the case, as claimed by the victim. The four-member team has...
  • Kurien writes to Sonia on allegations against him in Suryanelli case February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Caught with allegations in the Suryanelli gangrape case, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien has written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. He has said that the allegations on him in the Suryanelli gangrape case are political vendetta. This comes amidst increasing clamour for Kurien's resignation after allegations against...
  • Suryanelli: Petition filed against Justice Basant February 11, 2013

    Kochi: A petition seeking sanction to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against former judge of Kerala High Court R Basant, whose controversial remarks on Suryanelli rape case victim has sparked off protests, was filed before the state Advocate General. Petitioner M Prakash, a former employee of the high court, stated that...
  • Suryanelli: Will go by court verdict on Kurien, says Cong February 11, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: A day after Congress leader from Kerala, PC Chacko, said that the party would formulate its stand on the demand for removal of PJ Kurien as the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman before the Budget Session of Parliament commences, the party on Monday distanced itself from the statement saying...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: 'PJ Kurien was never made a part of test parade' February 11, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what may spell serious trouble for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, one of the convicts in the Suryanelli gangrape case has claimed that he was actually involved in the case. The third convict in the case SS Dharmarajan made the revelation while speaking to a local television...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: More trouble for Kurien as PC Chacko speaks against him February 11, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amidst growing calls for the removal, more trouble is piling on for Rajya sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien in the Suryanelli gangrape case. Kurien's own party spokesperson PC Chacko has now spoken out against him, saying the Congress party will take a decision on him before the Budget Session....
  • Cong to take call on Kurien before Budget Session: Chacko February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst growing calls for the removal of Deputy Chariman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien, Congress spokesperson and Kurien's colleague from Kerala, PC Chacko has said the party will take a decision on his removal before the Budget Session. Meanwhile, there are indications that the infighting in Congress is...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Judge's controversial remarks spark protests February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The High Court Judge who acquitted the 35 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case, was caught on camera making a controversial statement, saying the survivor was used for child prostitution and not raped. The sting operation has led to massive protests in Kerala. The survivor is now planning...
  • Suryanelli: Ex-judge says girl was used for prostitution February 10, 2013

    Kochi: Stoking controversy, a former Kerala High Court judge on Saturday defended his judgement acquitting 35 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case, in which Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien was allegedly involved, saying the victim was used for child prostitution and not raped. "There was ample evidence to show...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Kurien remains defiant, says won't resign February 8, 2013

    Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman and Congress MP PJ Kurien remained defiant amid fresh calls to re-investigate him in the Suryanelli gangrape case. Kurien has alleged that the girl was being used by political opponents to settle scores. ...
  • Opponents using Suryanelli rape survivor: Kurien February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson and Congress MP PJ Kurien on Friday ruled out his resignation following allegations of his involvement in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case. Speaking to CNN-IBN the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson said, "There is no question of stepping down from my position." Kurien also claimed that...
  • Suryanelli rape: Cong under pressure to act against Kurien February 8, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress is under immense pressure to act against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien as the demand for his resignation grows following allegations of his involvement in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case. Adding to the Congress's woes, key witness KS Rajan, whose testimony was crucial to Kurien's acquittal,...