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Jisha murder case: Police to conduct identification parade of accused


Ernakulam : The court of Ernakulam chief judicial magistrate has granted permission to the police to conduct an identification parade of accused in the Jisha rape-murder case.

Kerala DGP Loknath Behera today said the legal matters pertaining to the case have to be taken care of.

“Because the case is under investigation, the accused is in judicial custody. It is absolutely improper to discuss anything related to the case. We have done the arrest; we have done all the procedure of the arrest,” Behera told the media in Thiruvananthapuram.

“He is in judicial custody. We have some formalities to do. We will take him to our custody and for interrogation. Legal matters are to be taken care of,” he added.

The accused in the brutal rape and murder of Dalit student Jisha was sent to judicial custody for 14 days by the Perumbavoor Court yesterday.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had said earlier that the investigation team has received full information about the accused, who is reportedly a migrant labourer from Assam.

“The police are questioning him. We will soon get his version of the events that led to the murder. Kerala was waiting to catch hold of Jisha’s killer. This is definitely a feather in the cap of Kerala Police,” he said in a series of tweets.

The Kerala High Court had last week rejected the plea for a CBI probe into the case, stating that the new SIT had been set up in the case

The 29-year-old law student was brutally raped and murdered on April 28, in which her body sustained at least 30 injuries, including on her private parts. (ANI)

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