NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Saturday issued a letter calling for clarification to CPI(M)'s Thrissur (in Kerala) district secretary K Radhakrishnan for disclosing the name of the 32-year-old gangarape victim on Friday while talking to the media, compromising the victim’s identity.
NCW chairperson, Lalitha Kumaramangalam told The New Indian Express that they have taken a suo-moto decision and issued a letter calling for clarification to Radhakrishnan.
“If his (Radhakrishnan) response is not found satisfactory or if he does not respond to the NCW’s letter in next 48 hours, we will issue summon to him to physically appear before the Commission (NCW),” said the NCW chairperson.
K Radhakrishnan had named the victim, compromising her identity after which the CPI(M) decided to suspend its members P N Jayanthan, councillor in Vadakkanchery Municipality and Bineesh, both accused in the case.
Talking to the media K Radhakrishnan named the victim and said that vested interests were behind the allegations being made by the woman and her husband. When cautioned by the media about naming the victim, the leader allegedly asked why the complainant's name shouldn't be revealed when accused, Jayanthan's name was being disclosed.