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Thrissur gangrape: BJP, Congress demand case against former speaker for publicly naming victim

Radhakrishnan, While Addressing The Media On Friday At Thrissur On The Suspension Of Two Party Workers Who Had Been Named By The Victim, Had Mentioned The Woman's Name.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Nov 2016, 10:24:27 PM


BJP and Congress in Kerala demanded on Saturday that a case be registered against CPI (M)'s Thrissur district secretary K Radhakrishnan for publicly naming the gangrape victim.

BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan, in an e-mail to DGP Loknath Behara, said action should be taken against Radhakrishnan, an ex-minister and former speaker of the Kerala assembly.

Giving details of the rape victim is punishable under Section 228 (A) of IPC, he said, adding Radhakrishnan had "deliberately" used the woman's name.

Radhakrishnan, while addressing the media on Friday at Thrissur on the suspension of two party workers who had been named by the victim, had mentioned the woman's name. When the media personnel pointed it out, he had said when the accused can be named, why not the victim?

CPI state secretary Kannam Rajendran said action should be taken as per the law against whoever has done wrong, whether the person is a former speaker or ex-minister.

Congress also attacked Radhakrishan for his "insensitiveness".

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said Radhakrishnan had made a "grave mistake" and a case should be registered against him.

KPCC President VM Sudheeran alleged the CPI(M) leader had used the victim's name "purposefully".

The rape victim had appeared before the media here two days ago, alleging that a CPI(M) councillor of Wadakancherry had raped her along with three of his friends two years ago and were continuing to mentally harass her.

Meanwhile, Kerala state Human Rights Commission suo motu registered a case on the basis of the woman's allegations and directed the DGP to conduct a detailed inquiry.

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First Published : 05 Nov 2016, 10:17:00 PM