CPM leader names Kerala gangrape victim, justifies act

The CPM leader's decision to name the gangrape victim has invited stern criticism.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 5, 2016 3:50 pm
kerala, kerala rape, kerala gangrape, cpm, cpm councillor suspended, kerala cpm, kerala news, kerala gangrape victim, kerala gangrape news, india news The rape victim, along with her husband holding a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Saturday briefed reporters to announce the suspension of P.N. Jayanthan in the wake of rape charges against him, but party MLA K. Radhakrishnan managed to invite more criticism during his address by naming the rape victim.

While making the statement announcing the suspension of Jayanthan before the media, Radhakrishnan named the gangrape victim. When prodded by journalists not to reveal the name of the victim, he sternly said, “So you can name Jayanthan , but you can’t name the victim? That’s not right.”

The CPI-M decided to sack Jayanthan, a municipal councillor, after he was accused by a woman of raping her two years ago. She alleged that Jayanthan and three others raped her and threatened to kill her if she disclosed the incident. With covered faces, she and her husband  appeared on Thursday to narrate the incident in front of reporters.

The CPM leader’s decision to name the gangrape victim invited stern criticism. BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said that Radhakrishnan should be arrested for the “serious crime”. “According to IPC 228A, Radhakrishnan has committed a serious crime and violated the Supreme Court instruction in this regard,” Kummanam said in a press statement, reported Manorama Online.

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    Philip z
    Nov 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm
    Leader if this kind should be banned from public life.
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      Sudhip Kumar
      Nov 5, 2016 at 12:22 pm
      No wonder keralites are over educated. The LDF govt should resign if it has any shame or self respect.
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        Asok Chattopadhyay
        Nov 5, 2016 at 3:49 pm
        Aculprit is spotted and the victim murdered.
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          Himanshu Chaudhary
          Nov 5, 2016 at 5:03 pm
          Why hasnt the councillor been arrested?
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            mas
            Nov 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm
            Where is Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy who speaks about Women Rights? Where are the Award returnees? When Comrades do anything wrong, these Hippocrates keep their mouth shut.
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              KS KUMAR
              Nov 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm
              Why is women's champion Brinda Karat is silent?
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                S Subramaniam
                Nov 5, 2016 at 11:42 am
                Where are the CPM woman brigade who lead the frontal attack on woman rapist across the Country and are conuously silent on the involvement of CPM activists? Why two different yardstick one for the CPM activists and the other for non-CPM activists. Mere suspension does not absolve the crime and as a matter of fact they should be tried and awarded punishment under strict anti-rape law enacted by the Parliament.
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                  RAVI K
                  Nov 5, 2016 at 11:41 am
                  EXPECTED COMMENT OF AWARD WAPSI BRIGADE.ANTI NATIONAL INTELLECTUALS AND PRESSUTES ON THE INCIDENT--"OH COMMIES ARE SUCH INNOCENT CHILD,MUST HAVE BEEN MISQOTED,IF CONGI/BJP DOES HANG THEM"
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                    sajeev
                    Nov 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm
                    The Kerala High Court must suo moto initiate criminal proceeding against this chap. lt;br/gt;According to this article, when prodded by journalists not to reveal the name of the victim, this chap said, “So you can name Jayanthan , but you can’t name the victim? That’s not right.” The man's contempt for the law is audacicious !!!
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                      Sawan
                      Nov 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm
                      I had said that Jayanathan would be suspended from party, now it is Rajasekharan's turn to be suspended and face the Law. If he does not know the Law he is not fit to be a MLA and the fact that he chose to ignore the media when he was urged not to reveal it, shows that he chose to be offensive. The Party must take action.
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                        Thomas George
                        Nov 5, 2016 at 2:23 pm
                        Why? because one MLA broke the law?
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                          Vasantha Ramakrishnan
                          Nov 5, 2016 at 10:32 am
                          The naming of the victim is a serious offence, his justification, even worse.
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                            S.VISWANATHAN
                            Nov 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm
                            As. Mr. M. N. Roy rightly said all communist do only preaching. If it is other state cpmwomen wing wwill be first to protest.
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