First accused Rajan and fifth accused Cherian have officially filed for bail, claiming that there is no evidence against them. Dharmarajan, the third accused, was recently taken into custody in Karnataka.
According to the victim, Kurien had raped her at the Kumily guest house on February 9, 1996. She urged her advocate to file a review plea in the Supreme Court for a fresh probe against Kurien who has maintained that he had been acquitted by the apex court. On the other hand, state director general of prosecution T. Asaf Ali told the Kerala government that no case could be filed against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien in the Suryanelli rape case.
The victim of Suryanelli rape case filed a complaint after Dharmarajan claimed in an interview to a TV channel that Kurien had travelled in his