The survivor of the 2017 case of an actor’s abduction and assault in Kerala has spoken out for the first time. She wrote on social media platforms about the incident that had turned her life upside down. The survivor spoke about her journey from being a victim to becoming a survivor.
“This has not been an easy journey. The journey from being a victim to becoming a survivor. For 5 years now, my name and my identity have been suppressed under the weight of the assault inflicted on me,” the survivor wrote. She said that there had been attempts to humiliate, silence, and isolate her, however, a few people who stood by her, kept her voice alive.
“Though I am not the one who has committed the crime, there have been many attempts to humiliate, silence, and isolate me. But at such times I have had some who stepped forward to keep my voice alive. Now when I hear so many voices speak up for me I know that I am not alone in this fight for justice,” the survivor said.
In her post, the survivor said that she would continue the fight for justice so that the wrongdoers were punished, and also to ensure that no one went through such an ordeal again. “To see justice prevail, to get wrongdoers punished, and to ensure no one else goes through such an ordeal again, I shall continue this journey. For all those who are standing with me – a heartfelt thank you for your love,” she concluded thus.
Meanwhile, the crime branch of Kerala Police reportedly registered a fresh case against actor Dileep (who is accused of being the mastermind in the incident) and five others for allegedly threatening investigation officers in the case yesterday.
The Kerala actor was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours on 17 February 2017, reportedly by a gang of men. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court in July had reportedly ordered that the trial should be completed by mid-February, 2022.