Rape case: Mumbai court postpones Binoy Kodiyeri’s plea to June 2021
Mumbai: The hearing of a petition filed by Binoy Kodiyeri seeking to cancel the FIR registered against him in a rape case has been postponed for two years. A division bench of the Bombay High Court posted the next hearing of the case to June 2021.
The Bombay HC postponed the hearing of the case citing delay in procuring DNA test result. Earlier, investigation officers had informed the court about the delay in procuring the DNA test result.
Police had explained that numerous tests were pending at the lab where the DNA test was being held. Hence, there would be a delay in procuring Binoy’s DNA test result.
The rape case has been filed on the basis of a complaint from a 33-year-old woman from Bihar, a former bar dancer, who has alleged that Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan, son of CPM Kerala state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, sexually assaulted her promising marriage and that she has an eight-year-old son from him.
Police have registered a case under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) and 376 (rape) against Binoy, son of CPM Kerala state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
The woman in her complaint alleged that she and Binoy were in a relationship since 2009 and that they have a child together.
It must be noted that soon after Binoy provided blood sample for DNA test in connection with the case, the police had said that the result will be submitted to the Bombay HC within two weeks.