Now Dharmarajan says he didn’t see P J Kurien

Thodupuzha: Dharmarajan, an accused in 1996 Suryanelli rape case, Wednesday reverted from his earlier stand and said that he didn’t see Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien at the Kumily guest house on the day the alleged rape took place.

In an affidavit filed at the Thodupuzha Sessions Court here, Dharmarajan, who was absconding since 2002 and arrested in 2013, said he had seen Kurien only on television.

Stating that he had no car those days, Dharmarajan rebuffed his earlier remarks and said he might have said that he had seen Kurien at the guest house as he was under the influence of alcohol that day.

Talking to Mathrubhumi TV channel from a hide-out before his arrest, Dharmarajan had alleged that Kurien was at the Kumily guest house on the day the alleged rape took place as he himself took Kurien to the guest house in his car.

 

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