http://tehelka.com/now-suryanlli-rape-caseDharmarajan, who was the only person convicted in the case, told Mathrubhumi new channel that he took Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Professor PJ Kurien in his ambassador car to the girl
Thiruvananthapuram, 10 Feb: In a shocking revelation that might seal the fate of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Professor PJ Kurien, Advocate Dharmarajan who was convicted in Suryanlli rape case has revealed that Kurien had visited the girl in Kumily panchayat rest house on the evening of 19 February 1996.
Dharmarajan who went hiding after getting parole, is now living in Madikeri in Karnataka. He is the only person who was convicted by the High Court of Kerala. The 16-year-old girl was under his custody for 40 days and was raped by 41 persons .
Dharmarajan told Mathrubhumi new channel that Kurien came to Kumily and he took him in his ambassador car to the girl.
“I’ve told everything to DIG Siby Mathews when he interrogated me. But he told me not to tell Kurien’s name. Now I’m telling the truth as I feel sorry for the girl. I’d suffered enough. I don’t care what happens to me. But truth should come out. Now the whole world thinks as if I were a devil. I never invited Kurien to visit Kumily and offered the girl . He came there after Jacob Stephen , another Congress leader informed him about the girl in my custody . And Jacob Stephen was accused in Suryanelli rape case but acquitted by the High Court,” Dharmarajan revealed .
With this revelation, the Suryanelli case has taken new turn. The victim had earlier identified PJ Kurien and filed a private complaint against him. But three high level police investigations exonerated Kurien from the case based on the alibis he had provided to the investigation team .
Dharmarajan’s revelations sent shock waves across Kerala. On Saturday, retired High Court Judge R Basant remarked that the victim of Suryanelli rape case was a person of loose character and defended his acquittal.