The victim in the Suryanelli sex scandal has approached her counsel seeking the prospects of filing a review petition of an earlier order by the Supreme Court quashing the proceedings of a private complaint filed by her to include Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien in the rape case.
In her letter, she reiterates her earlier stance (that P.J. Kurien had sexually abused her at the Kumily panchayat guesthouse) and points out that she had made this deposition before every investigating officer who had questioned her. “However, they have neither charge-sheeted Mr. Kurien nor has the prosecution prosecuted him for the crime committed against me,” she said.
The letter says it was against this backdrop that she had filed a private complaint under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code at the Judicial First Class magistrate Court, Peerumade. Though the court issued summons, Mr. Kurien approached the Kerala High Court seeking to quash the proceedings. However, the High Court refused to entertain the petition. Against this, Mr. Kurien approached the Supreme Court, which allowed the petition.
The letter to counsel said she was neither summoned nor heard before the petition was allowed. The girl reiterated the allegation that the investigating officers had been acting on the influence exerted on them.
Meanwhile, the advocates advising her in the case said they would explore the legal possibilities in the case on account of the consistency in the stance taken by the girl.
The letter dated January 29 was made available to the media on Friday.