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Sr Kerala govt pleader resigns after rape charge

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Sr Kerala govt pleader resigns after rape chargeNovember 30, 2023Kochi, Nov 30 (IANS) Senior Kerala Government pleader P. G. Manu resigned after a woman lodged a police complaint accusing him of outraging her modesty.As per the complaint, Manu raped the woman after calling her on the pretext of discussing a case.The Advocate General had sent a word to the top government pleader after a case was registered and Manu put in his resignation.Manu has been the counsel for the National Investigation Agency (NIA).He had assaulted her last month when the complainant — already a rape victim in a 2018 case — approached him for speedy redressal.Manu reportedly violated her and subjected her under tremendous duress.Unable to bear the torture, she approached the local police and a case was registered against Manu.Counsel for the victim K.K. Bahila said the authorities should act quickly as any delay in further action would only help the accused.–IANSsg/shb

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