Suryanelli rape: Cong MP insults victim, calls her ‘child prostitute

Suryanelli rape: Cong MP insults victim, calls her ‘child prostitute

Thiruvananthapuram- A Congress MP from Kerala has kicked up a storm by calling the victim in the Suryanelli rape case a prostitute. During a press conference in Muscat on Saturday, K Sudhakaran said the victim — who was allegedly raped by 42 men over 40 days in 1996, when she was 16 — had carried out “outrightprostitution”. “After receiving benefits, she is making a fool of people,” he said. “She had opportunities to escape if she wanted… Charges against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien are baseless.”. CPI (M) Polit bureau member, Brinda Karat lashed out at Congress for remaining silent on the highly offensive and shameful comment. NCW Chairperson, Mamta Sharma condemned the comment as well. IE/HT

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