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|September 2, 2000||
35 found guilty in Kottayam sex scandal: PTI
A special court at Kottayam has found 35 accused, including three women, guilty, while acquitting four others in the sensational Suryanelli sex scandal case.
Convicting them under Indian Penal Code sections 365 (kidnapping with intent to confine someone), 376 g (gang rape) and 120-B (conspiracy), special judge M Sasidharan Nambiar remanded the accused to custody till September 6, when the judgement will be delivered.
The women convicted are Vilasini, Mary and Usha, while Jacob Mathew, Joshi Mathew, Ajay Kumar and Mathew have been acquitted.
The incident leading to the crime occurred on January 16, 1996.
The girl was subjected to sexual harassment up to February 16 and set free in Idukki after 42 days.
There were originally 42 accused in the case. Of these, one is dead and two are absconding.
Proceedings, which started in camera on November 16, 1998 ended last month.
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