Kerala Dalit rape: CM Chandy to meet victim’s family

Kerala Dalit rape: CM Chandy to meet victim’s family

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will meet the family members of the Dalit law student, who was brutally raped and murdered in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, today.

With protest marches by students and rights activists being held across Kerala condemning the ghastly incident, Chandy yesterday described the crime as “shocking” and said the culprits will be brought to the book.

The police have taken two persons into custody, who are being 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 media 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)