Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan on Saturday termed as “ridiculous” former High Court judge R. Basant’s remarks about the Suryanelli victim.

“A few brave girls should slap him on his face for the kind of remarks he made. He appears to have lost his equanimity,” Mr. Achuthanandan said in response to questions from media persons in Kozhikode. He said he also suspected that Mr. Basant could have got all “encouragement” from the accused in the Suryanelli case.

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