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Thrissur gang rape: BJP, Congress demand case against former Speaker


Thiruvananthapuram : BJP and Congress in Kerala today demanded 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 a 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.

While addressing the media at Thrissur on the suspension of two party workers who had been named by the victim, Radhakrishnan 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”.