She submitted her nomination papers to contest elections as an independent candidate.

Woman who filed sexual harassment case against Jose Thettayil now set to contest electionsScreenshot; Mathrubhumi/Facebook
news Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 14:53

Noby Augustine, the woman who filed a sexual harassment case against former minister Jose Thettayil, on Friday submitted her nomination papers to contest elections as an independent candidate from the Pattambi segment.

She submitted her nomination papers to BDO P Sasindran on Friday, which was the last day for filing nominations.

According to a report by Mathrubhumi, Noby said that she would explain the reason for her decision to contest elections later.

A controversy had erupted earlier when Noby filed a sexual harassment case against former minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader Jose Thettayil and his son with the Aluva police.

Providing CCTV footages as evidence, Noby had alleged that the minister sexually exploited her, after promising to get his son married to her.

However, the court acquitted Jose Thettayil of all charges and observed that Noby was intentionally trapping Thettayil, the report adds. 

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