The Kerala police team, probing the brutal rape and murder of a law student in Perumbavoor, suspect that the culprit(s) was known to the victim even as chief minister Oommen Chandy ensured justice in the case.
The police reached the conclusion based on the timing of the crime and the statements they received. Jisha, the 30yearold Dalit woman, was brutally murdered at her oneroom house between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm on April 28, Thursday.
She was a student of Government Law College, Ernakulam. She was heard shouting at someone from the house that day, the police have been told. This information has led the police to infer that the culprit(s) was known to the family.
The migrant labourers, who were constructing a wall nearby, are also under the police scanner. Nirbhayalike rape in Kerala: Kochi law student brutally murdered Police are also probing the revenge angle.
The victim’s sister suspect that it was a calculated move from the part of the culprits to launch the attack when their mother had gone out for work, knowing that Jisha is alone. Though it was the victim’s mother who first saw the dead body, her statements to the police lack clarity.
Police sources said that the case could be compared to the heinous Nirbhaya gangrape of New Delhi that rocked the nation.
According to autopsy report, intestines of the deceased had come out in the attack with a sharp object. There were 30 wounds on the victim’s body, including two deep stab wounds on chest.
Culprits won’t be spared: Chandy Meanwhile, Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy said that the central zone IG will prone the case.
He made it clear that the sternest action will taken against the culprits behind this heinous act. Home minister Ramesh Chennithala would visit the victim’s house Tuesday afternoon.