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Suryanelli case: Court defers hearing of victim's plea against Kurien

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Thodupuzha: A district court here Wednesday postponed hearing into the review petition of the victim of the 1996 Suryanelli rape case until June 22.

The case relates to abduction and serial rape of a 16-year-old schoolgirl of Suryanelli in Idukki District by 42 men over 41 days in January-February 1996.

The victim accused Congress leader and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien of being involved in the case after seeing his photograph in a newspaper, but Kurien was exonerated by the police and the courts. She claimed that he was one of the men who raped her at a guest house at Kumily and filed a review petition in the court.

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