Suryanelli

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Suryanelli rape survivor should have been heard: Kerala HC November 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court observed that the version of the rape survivor should have been heard while considering the discharge petition of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in Suryanelli rape case. The observation was made in a petition filed by the rape survivor that she should be made...
  • Suryanelli sex scandal: High Court dismisses plea to probe Kurien October 23, 2013

    The Kerala High Court Wednesday dismissed a plea filed by the victim in the Suryanelli sex scandal case, seeking a further probe against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J.Kurien. The high court pointed out that even the apex court had cleared Kurien and there's no reason to intervene. The victim in her plea...
  • 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 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 case: Convict retracts charge against Kurien May 29, 2013

    Thodupuzha: In yet another twist to the nearly two-decade-old 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 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...
  • Left parties boycott Kurien chairing debate on rape in RS April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Monday 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 rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi. As soon as Kurien assumed the Chair from EM Sudharsana...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 'Shinde's Hindu terror clarification was not an apology' February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath spoke to Karan Thapar on 'Devil's Advocate' on various issues that the government has on its hands right now like the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's clarification on Hindu terror remarks and Suryanelli gangrape case that has brought back...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....