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‘Not alone on this combat for justice’: Kerala sexual assault survivor speaks out

The survivor within the 2017 actress sexual assault case in Kerala spoke up about her “journey from being a sufferer to changing into a survivor” for the primary time on social media. “To see justice prevail, to get wrongdoers punished and to make sure nobody else goes by way of such an ordeal once more, I shall proceed this journey,” she mentioned.
In an Instagram publish, the survivor wrote, “This has not been a straightforward journey. The journey from being a sufferer to changing into a survivor. For five years now, my identify and my id have been suppressed beneath the burden of the assault inflicted on me.”
“Although I’m not the one who has dedicated the crime, there have been many makes an attempt to humiliate, silence and isolate me. However at such instances I’ve had some who stepped ahead to maintain my voice alive. Now after I hear so many voices converse up for me I do know that I’m not alone on this combat for justice,” she added.

Earlier this month, the survivor had written a letter to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan conveying her considerations concerning the state of the continued trial. After a second public prosecutor within the case not too long ago resigned, she requested the CM to call a succesful substitute. She additionally requested the CM to order the police to probe the allegations raised by a movie director named Balachandrakumar about Malayalam actor Dileep, who’s one of many accused within the case.
On Sunday, the crime department of Kerala Police registered a brand new case in opposition to Dileep after allegations surfaced that he had deliberate to kill the officers who had probed him over the sexual assault and abduction of an actress in 2017.
The trial within the case is ongoing and is predicted to finish quickly. The prosecution, final month, had approached the Supreme Courtroom searching for extra time for the trial of the case.
On February 17, 2017, a number one actress was allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted inside a shifting automotive close to Kochi. The case hit headlines and in July, Dileep, who has starred in over 150 Malayalam movies, was arrested on costs together with felony conspiracy, wrongful confinement and intent to outrage a lady’s modesty. He’s at the moment out on bail after spending practically three months in jail.

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