Saturday, November 5, 2016

Wadakancherry rape: Inquiry against Radhakrishnan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: City Police Commissioner Hemachandran has ordered an inquiry against CPM Thrissur District Secretary K Radhakrishnan, who had dared to reveal the name of the victim in the Wadakkancherry gang-rape case. Special Branch ACP Babu Raj will make the preliminary inquiry.

The inquiry was ordered following the complaint given by BJP State president Kummanam Rajasekharan.

The police officials will summon Radhakrishnan to record his statement. The inquiry report will be submitted after examining his controversial talk available with visual media persons.

National Women’s Commission had filed a case suo-motu and it has asked Radhakrishnan to be present in person.
Radhakrishnan had blurted out the name of the victim while announcing the suspension of CPM councillor Jayanthan, who is an accused in the rape case. When one of his associates reminded him not to reveal the rape case victim’s name, Radhakrishnan shot back, “if Jayanthan’s name can be announced why the complainant’s name can’t be revealed too?”.         

BJP State Secretary Kummanam had on Friday lodged a complaint with the DGP against Jayanthan.
According to IPC 228 A, revealing the names of rape victims will invite a jail sentence of up to 2 years with or without fine. The accused will also not get station bail.

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