CPM councillor among abusers, police humiliated further: Kerala gang rape victim
- The woman from Thrissur alleged that a CPM Municipal Councillor was among those who molested her.
- The police further humiliated and exerted pressure to withdraw the complaint.
The revelations of a 35-year-old woman from Thrissur in Kerala who was allegedly gang raped by four men have come as a shocker for Kerala and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) in particular. The woman, whose plight was revealed through a Facebook post by dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi, said that a Municipal Councilor of the CPM, his brother and two others were in the gang who brutally raped her two years back.
The woman, the mother of two, addressed the media persons at Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday along with her husband, Bhagyalakshmi and actress Parvathi T and said that Jayanthan PN, councillor of Wadakkanchery Municipality in Thrissur was one of the culprits. His brother Jineesh, Bineesh and Shibu were with Jayanthan when they took her in a car and raped her, she added.
The woman, who appeared before the media with her face covered, also alleged that the police tried to suppress her complaint. "The police behaved very rudely and abused in front of the public," she said. "The treatment by the police was unbearable for me. They forced me to withdraw the complaint," she added.
The husband of the woman, said that they decided to come out in the open as the culprits continued to blackmail and humiliate them. "They also warned to kill our two children," he alleged.
Bhagyalakshmi, speaking on behalf of the victim, stated that the police treatment of the victim was outrageous and the culprits, as well as the police officer who misbehaved with the woman, should get exemplary punishment.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Bhagyalakshmi, quoting the victim, had stated that a police officer abused her by asking her which rapist gave her the maximum pleasure.
The woman and her husband will meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and DGP on Thursday.
Responding to the allegations, Jayanthan, the CPM councillor from Wadakkanchery, said that the rape allegation was in revenge of dispute over money. He rubbished all the charges leveled against him by the couple.
The CPM district leadership informed that the party would look into the allegations and take action against the councillor if needed.