Thiruvananthapuram: Five days after a law student at Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district of Kerala was brutally raped and murdered, two of the accused were detained by Kerala police on Tuesday. The incident took place on Friday where she was found dead in her home.
Due to the delay in action from the authorities, a massive protest took place in Ernakulam district of Kerala with the protestors demanding quick and speedy action for the crime that had taken place 5 days ago. Ahead of the Kerala polls the incident has attracted a lot of political attention. Following the agitation, the Kerala police have now launched a social media campaign.
On Friday night, the victim was beaten savagely and her intestines were pulled out using a sharp weapon. More than 30 injuries were found on her body. As per the autopsy report, two sides of her chest were pierced to almost two inches deep using a sharp knife. She was also struck in the genitals with an iron rod. A severe injury on her head is cited as the main reason of her death.
This incident gives a chilling echo to the heinous Nirbhaya gang-rape of New Delhi that rocked the nation in December 2012.
Ernakulam rural SP, Yathish Chandra GH said, “It is a case of a very violent murder. Though the post-mortem report suggests chances of sexual assault or rape, we are waiting for a few laboratory results to confirm the same.”
Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP MP of South Delhi said”Horrible incident has come to light. Reminds me of Nirbhaya. Idea of nationhood, of morality has been disrespected. Incidents from past few years…bad administration. No action against culprits for 6days. She was daughter of a single parent. And mother appears to have psychological issues. Only succour for family is no more.
Rahul Gandhi, vice president of Congress took to his twitter handle to express his grief regarding the incident.