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Police release sketch of main suspect in Kerala’s Jisha rape-murder case

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Kerala police on Wednesday released a sketch of the main suspect of the horrific rape and murder of a Dalit law student. Though three people have been detained, no arrests have been made so far. The sketch has been created based on eyewitness accounts.

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This is the sixth day, since Jisha, a 30-year-old Dalit law student was brutally raped and murdered in her Perumbavoor home.

The Dalit student was stabbed 30 times and found by her mother with her intestines pulled out a week ago. Her back was covered with bite marks. It was only on Tuesday that the police cordoned off her house as a crime scene and brought in forensic experts to collect evidence, fuelling public anger over the crime and the lax response to it.

The Kerala student’s mother was hospitalised owing to her trauma and shock. After visiting her this morning, Chief Minister Oomen Chandy said, “I assure you there will be no lapses legally with this case.”

The mother of the victim Jisha had already alleged that even after being complained for that she was harassed for over a year, no action was taken to provide any security to the family, which has been quashed by the police administration and they have termed mother’s complaint as ‘Paranoia’. 

The Kerala Government has decided to give Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the kin of the deceased girl.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who met the family members of the victim earlier today, said that his government would take ‘necessary’ steps to meet the demands of the victim’s family, who have 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 have taken two persons into custody who were questioned by a police team headed by Ernakulam Range Inspector General Mahipal Yadav.

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