Suryanelli Rape Case

  • Suryanelli rape case: Main accused Dharmarajan gets life term April 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Friday awarded life term to the main accused in the horrific Suryanelli gangrape case, whilst sentencing 23 other accused to varying terms of 4-13 years in jail. While announcing the quantum of punishment, the court said there was no reason to disbelieve the statement given...
  • 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 decadeold case. The court rejected the survivor's plea based on prime accused...
  • 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 decadeold 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 case: Convict retracts charge against Kurien May 29, 2013

    Thodupuzha: In yet another twist to the nearly twodecadeold Suryanelli sex scandal, the lone convict in the case, Dharmarajan on Wednesday retracted his allegation that Congress leader and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien was involved in the case. In an affidavit filed through his lawyer in the Sessions Court at...
  • 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 16yearold 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: 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 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...
  • Chopper deal, Kurien controversy to dominate Parliament February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The VVIP chopper deal and PJ Kurien controversy are expected to dominate proceedings in Parliament on Friday, practically the first working day of the budget session after the President's address on Thursday. The Opposition is united in plans to flag the Italian chopper deal issue in both Houses on...
  • 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...
  • Suryanelli rape: PJ Kurien issues defence statement February 19, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Tuesday released a defence in connection with the Suryanelli gangrape case, with just two days to go for the Budget Session in Parliament. Referring to the Supreme Court judgement which cleared him, he said that his name was not even in the...
  • Suryanelli rape case: Cong unlikely to act against Kurien February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress is unlikely to take any action against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien, whose name has been dragged into the Suryanelli rape case, a Congress leader said on Monday. "There are too many gaps in the fact sheet of the case. We need to ascertain the truth...
  • News 360: Business empire of chopper deal key middleman Christian Michel unravelled February 18, 2013

    Christian Michel is said to be the key link in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal. ...
  • 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 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 subjail here by the District and Sessions Judge before whom he was produced on Saturday. The third accused in the 17yearold case, Dharmarajan was arrested Friday by a special team of...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Italian probe into chopper deal reveals how money reached Tyagi's cousin February 14, 2013

    The Italian probe report into the AgustaWestland chopper deal has explained how the kickback money in the deal reached the cousins of former Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi. ...
  • 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...
  • 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: LDF protests exjudge's comments February 11, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Controversial comments by former Kerala High Court judge R Basant about Suryanelli gangrape case on Monday echoed in the state Assembly with the government rejecting LDF demand for registering a criminal case against him following which the Opposition staged a walk out. Responding to the opposition's notice for an adjournment...
  • 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 rape case: Brinda Karat submits memo to VP against Kurien February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The pressure is mounting on Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien. CPM MP Brinda Karat has submitted a memorandum against him to Vice President Hamid Ansari. Kurien, however, has ruled out resigning. In an interview to CNNIBN, the Congress MP remained defiant despite demands of a fresh probe...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey February 8, 2013

    My opponents using Suryanelli rape survivor; I'm clean, won't quit, says Kurien. The Congress Union Minister said he did not instigate the Murshidabad mob, but was trying to calm the tempers, and After UK, European Union woos Narendra Modi. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: PJ Kurien February 8, 2013

    Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien has claimed not guilty in the 17yearold Suryanelli gangrape case. ...