A most horrific story of sexual violence has come out from Kerala’s Thrissur district after a woman, accompanied by her husband, recounted how she was gang raped by four men and later subjected to acute mental harassment by the police authorities. the incident came to light when a well-known dubbing artiste Bhagyalakshmi told a press conference where a gang rape victim was narrating her ordeal that among the insensitive questions put by the police to the victim was: “Who (amongst rapist) gave you the maximum pleasure?” On Wednesday, Bhagyalakshmi had posted a shocking account on Facebook of how the woman, from Thrissur, was gang-raped. Read the complete report on this most disgraceful incident that took place in our country.

According to the sources, the accused, who were friends of the woman’s husband, lied to her saying her husband was hospitalised following an accident. They took her to a secluded spot and took turns raping her. But the grief did not end there. The woman said the police officers harassed her by asking uncomfortable and scrutinizing questions, even to the point of asking her ‘which of the rapists gave her the most pleasure.’

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The woman, who covered her face, said the police called her repeatedly to the police station every day parading her in front of everyone. Days after filing a police complaint, the woman alleged she was forced to withdraw it under pressure from the accused and the police.

As part of evidence collection, they took me around to public places and would ask me to explain intimate details,” the gang rape survivor, who was accompanied by her husband, Bhagyalakshmi, and activist and actor Parvathy, said.  She named the four men she says raped her, P N Jayanthan, Bineesh, Shibu, and Janeesh. Jayanathan is a CPM councilor of Wadakanchery municipality.

“They threatened to kill my children if I spoke out the truth. When the magistrate asked me if there was any pressure on me, I cried,” the woman said at the press meet. She said the then investigating officer pressured her to go for a compromise with the accused. “I was taught the forged version of statement at the police station,” she said.

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Both Jayanthan and the circle inspector (CI) of Peramangalam station denied the allegations. Jayanthan said the woman was making the allegations since he had asked that the money he had lent her husband be returned.

Source: Various sources

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