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Suryanelli sex scam victim, a child prostitute: R Basant

Posted on Feb 09, 11:02PM | UNI

Malappuram, Kerala, Feb 9 : Victim of the Suryanelli rape case was a child prostitute with immoral character, Justice R Basant, one of the judges who delivered verdict in the 1996 infamous sex scam, today said.

In a informal talk to a news channel representative at a function in Tirur in the district, Mr Justice Basant, part of a division bench which acquitted all the 35 accused, except one, said according to evidence available it was a clear case of child prostitution.

'How can a girl of 16 staying with more than 40 people be described as harrassed,' he said adding it was not rape but immoral act.