Kerala: CPI(M) suspends two party workers over gangrape allegations

The woman and her husband had appeared before the media with their faces covered yesterday, giving details of the sordid incident two years ago.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:November 4, 2016 8:11 pm
CPI M, CPM worker killed, CPM, RSS, Pinarayi Vijayan, Kuzhichalil Mohanan, news, latest news, India news, national news, CPM RSS, political murder,  The decision to suspend Jayanthan and Bineesh was taken at the CPI(M)’s district committee this evening. (Source: File Photo)

A day after a woman levelled allegations of gang rape against a local Marxist party functionary and three others, the CPI(M) on Friday suspended two accused, who are party workers. The decision to suspend Jayanthan and Bineesh was taken at the CPI(M)’s district committee this evening, the party’s Thrissur district secretary K Radhakrishnan told reporters.

The Area committee had earlier in the day recommended to the district committee to suspend the accused. Radhakrishnan said the party had not examined if Jayanthan, who is CPI(M)’s Wadakancherry Municipal Council member, should resign from the council. Jayanthan has denied the charges, saying they were baseless.

The 33-year-old woman and her husband had appeared before the media here with their faces covered yesterday, giving details of the sordid incident two years ago and how she was humiliated by police when she tried to file a police complaint. She said the accused continued to ‘taunt’ her, threatening that they would make a video footage of the incident public.

DGP Loknath Behara today said a probe was already on the complaint of the 33-year-old woman. Another probe had also been ordered with regard to allegations relating to police conduct to see if there are omissions on the part of police. The issue also figured in the assembly and the government assured that a fair probe and stern action would be taken against the accused.

Law minister A K Balan, who spoke on behalf of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, said the government would not protect culprits in criminal cases even if they belong to the ruling party. Guruvayur Assistant Commissioner of Police had already been entrusted the task of probing the matter on the basis of the woman’s complaint, he said.

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    Ikok
    Nov 4, 2016 at 4:50 pm
    India Rapeistan
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    Kranthi
    Nov 4, 2016 at 3:55 pm
    Law minister A K Balan, who spoke on behalf of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, said the government would not protect culprits in criminal cases even if they belong to the ruling party. Guruvayur istant Commissioner of Police had already been entrusted the task of probing the matter on the basis of the woman’s complaint, he said.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Read this paragraph again. The govt is not protecting the culprits. This is a key differentiator of this left front govt !!!!
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    mas
    Nov 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm
    Kranthi, do you think Comrades will leave their cadets just like that? They will protect by falsifying the case, diluting the claim, witness claims etc. They will provide the best criminal lawyers to defend the accused. Can influence the prosecution as well as court. This is communist party and ruling party. Party will protect any comrades irrespective crimes its cadres do provided any senior cormrades' life is not affected. I have seen how communist party works and I am Thrissur. Can you tell even a single communist party worker who is behind the bars?
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    S Subramaniam
    Nov 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm
    Why these two CPM party workers should not be tried under new anti-rape law enacted by the Parliament?
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    Rakesh Katyal
    Nov 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm
    They are now fit to join the Lalit am brigade in JNU
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    RAVI K
    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:05 pm
    NO NO SIR,SOON KHUJLI,PAPPU AND GHANTARAM WILL DECLARE THESE RAPISTS AS "MARTYRS'.
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    RAVI K
    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:02 pm
    RESPONSE OF AWARD WAPSI BRIGADE/SELF STYLED INTELLECTUALS AND PRESSUTES "OH POOR COMMIS THE WOMAN MUST BE WRONG"
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    Maya
    Nov 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm
    Just suspension? No arrest? No dismissal? Communist naxals are the most brutal. They'll threaten the woman and dissolve the case claiming that the allegations are baseless and to add insult to injury blame the woman for being a RSS agent and making stories. The poor lady isn't going to get justice.
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