Suryanelli case: Chandy rules out new probe against Kurien

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 13:00 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday ruled out a re-investigation against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, who has been linked to the Suryanelli sex scandal case.

Speaking to media here, Chandy said: "There is no possibility of re-investigation in the rape case."

Kurien's name resurfaced in the case after the victim Feb 1 indicated that she was considering legal options for re-opening the case against him.

The sex scandal took place at Suryanelli in Kerala's Idukki district January 1996, when the then 16-year-old was threatened, abducted and abused by a bus conductor and was later confined and sexually assaulted for 45 days by 42 men.

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