Those close to the Suryanelli rape victim have decided to initiate proceedings to take the legal recourse for seeking further investigation into her case that P.J. Kurien, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, had raped her.

They plan to go to the local police with a complaint. They believe that this will be the right starting point for a legal battle in the light of “fresh evidence” and the changed legal environment following the Delhi gang-rape case. Earlier, the victim’s advisers were considering approaching the magistrate court or the High Court directly. The victim asked her counsel to seek the possibility of further investigation after the Supreme Court annulled the High Court verdict.