Suryanelli Gangrape

  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Family restrained by church: Suryanelli victim's mother March 8, 2013

    Kottayam: The mother of the Suryanelli gangrape victim on Friday alleged that her family members had been restrained from attending the church by the Vicar of their parish in view of recent developments in the 1996 case. The church, however, refuted the charge maintaining that no ban of any kind...
  • Suryanelli rape: Kerala court rejects plea against Kurien March 2, 2013

    Kerala: Even as the Kerala High Court was yet to decide on a PIL seeking orders to make Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien an accused in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case, a lower court in the state has backed him saying there were no grounds to accept a case...
  • Left MPs boycott PJ Kurien in Rajya Sabha March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Left parties on Friday boycotted Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien by staging a walkout to protest his presiding over the proceedings of the House when it was debating the Bhandara rape incident in Maharashtra. Kurien was in the Chair when the discussion started soon after Union Home...
  • 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 gangrape: Bail hearing of 14 accused postponed February 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Monday posted till March 4 the bail hearing of 14 of the 36 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case. The bail pleas had come up for hearing on Monday following an order from the Supreme Court. The list of the accused, however, does not...
  • 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 gangrape: HC to hear bail pleas of 14 accused February 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Following an order from the Supreme Court on the Suryanelli gangrape case, the Kerala High Court will start hearing the bail pleas of 14 of the 36 accused on Monday. The list does not include Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien as he is not an accused in the...
  • Suryanelli rape: Girl lodges complaint against Kurien February 22, 2013

    Kottayam: In a new twist to Suryanelli gangrape case, the survivor on Friday lodged a police complaint insisting that Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien be made an accused. The complaint lodged at Chingavanam police station also sought that Dharmarajan, an absconding convict who had jumped bail in the case...
  • 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...
  • Kurien may rescue himself from debate on anti-rape ordinance: Sources February 22, 2013

    Sources have said that Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien might recuse himself from debate on anti-rape ordinance in Parliament. ...
  • Kamal Nath to make statement on Kurien issue in RS on Friday February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath will on Friday make a statement in the Rajya Sabha on the allegations levied against PJ Kurien in connection with the Suryanelli gangrape case. Nath met leaders of various political parties on Thursday to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament during the Budget Session....
  • 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...
  • Suryanelli rape: Cong MP's comment on victim kicks up row February 17, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: With Congress leadership under pressure over allegation against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in connection with the Suryanelli gangrape case, a party MP in the state has kicked up a row by making insulting comments on the rape victim. K Sudhakaran's comment during a media interaction in Muscat triggered...
  • Suryanelli rape: Absconding convict sent to sub-jail February 16, 2013

    Kottayam: Dharmarajan, the absconding convict in the Suryanelli gangrape case who was arrested from Karnataka, was sent to the sub-jail in Kottayam 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 on Friday by a special...
  • 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...