Dalit woman raped and brutally murdered in Kerala


In a shockingly gory incident, a young Dalit woman was tortured and killed at Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district of Kerala on Friday.

An Indian Express report said that the 30-year-old woman was a law graduate, who lived with her mother.

The body was found on Friday night after her mother returned home from work.

Quoting police the paper said that the woman was strangulated and her intestines had come out adding that there were deep wounds on various parts of the victim’s body.

Rural SP Yathish Chandra said that the family were yet to receive the postmortem report, so rape could not be ascertained.

The CPM has slammed the ruling UDF government for inaction in tracing the culprits.

“Police have failed to get any leads about the culprits days after the incident,” CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan was quoted as saying.

Rejecting the charge, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said a “scientific” probe was being conducted into the incident and asserted the culprits would be brought to book.

Police said Ernakulam Range IG Mahipal Yadav is supervising the probe by a team of officials, headed by Perumbavoor Dy SP after it was reported that 30-year-old Jisha was subjected to rape and fatal assault at her small wayside home in Kuruppampadi police limit.

Jisha was found dead in a pool of blood at 8 PM by her mother when she reached home after her daily menial job.

“It was a brutal murder. There were stab injuries on her body. We suspect she was subjected to smothering and strangulation,” Yadav told PTI.

He, however, refused to share details about the investigation. Police said whether the woman was subjected to sexual assault before or after the murder would be clear only from the postmortem report.