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Dalit student rape: Chandy meets victim’s kin, assures swift action

Perumbavoor (Kerala): Asserting that ‘swift’ action would be taken against the perpetrators of the brutal rape and murder of a Dalit law student in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who met the family members of the victim on Wednesday, said his government would do the ‘necessary’ towards the demands of the victim’s family, who have asked for a job for the victim’s sister.

“This incident is a shame to the state. We’ve decided to give all assistance to family. Her Family wants to get a job for the sister of the deceased girl, will do the necessary,” Chandy told ANI.

“Will take strong legal action against the culprits in the brutal murder. Offenders will not be spared. The guilty will be brought to justice swiftly,” he added.

With protest marches by students and rights activists being held across Kerala condemning the ghastly incident, Chandy yesterday described the crime as “shocking”.

The police have taken two persons into custody, who were questioned by a police team headed by Ernakulam Range IG Mahipal Yadav.

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

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. (ANI)