Two more detained in Kerala Dalit rape case


The Kerala Police on Thursday detained two migrant labourers in connection with the rape and murder case of a Dalit law student in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam District.

Meanwhile, Perumbavoor Deputy Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar has been removed from the investigating team due to lapses.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy yesterday announced that the state government has decided to give Rs. 10 lakh as compensation to the family of the Dalit law student.

Chandy, who met the family members of the victim yesterday, said that his government would do the ‘necessary’ towards the demands of the victim’s family, who has asked for a job for the victim’s sister.

Chandy, who described the crime as ‘shocking’, asserted that swift action would be taken against the perpetrators of the rape and murder of the law student.

The police had taken two persons into custody who were questioned by a police team headed by Ernakulam Range Inspector General Mahipal Yadav.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday took suo motu cognizance of yet another ‘Nirbhaya’ like rape and murder of a Dalit law student, whose body was found by her mother on April 29 evening.

According to reports, the 29-year-old woman was murdered after rape inside her home, near an isolated stretch, at Vattolippidi Canal Bund near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district.

Her body had at least 30 injuries, including on the private parts. Reportedly, the assault on her stomach was such that the small intestine had spilled out.


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