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Defamation case against Olympian Mayookha Johny, 9 others

Mayookha Johny  

The Aloor police have registered a defamation case against 10 people, including Olympian Mayookha Johny, in connection with a rape allegation.

Ms. Johny had recently alleged that her friend had been raped by a person from Muringoor in Thrissur district.

The police registered a case against 10 people, including Ms. Johny; Nisha Sebastian, patron of the Emperor Immanuel Church, Muriyad; trustees of the church Umesh Jose, Naveen Paul, and P.P. Shanto; and five others on the directive of the Chalakudy First Class Magistrate Court.

The court’s direction came on a complaint filed by a former trustee of the Emperor Immanuel Church.

The district Crime Branch is already investigating the rape allegation and another case pertaining to a threat received by Ms. Johny. The Crime Branch will investigate the defamation case too.

‘Bid to protect culprit’

In a recent press conference, Ms. Johny alleged that her friend was raped in 2016. She alleged that there was even a ministerial-level intervention to protect the culprit. She said former women’s commission chairperson M.C. Josephine and the police were trying to protect him.


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