The Police has released a sketch of the suspect of a law student who was ferociously stabbed 30 times after alleged raped in her home in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The victim’s mother has reportedly told officers that her daughter has complained for nearly a year to the police that she was being harassed, but her complaint was ignored.
Though nobody has been arrested so far for the heinous crime which is being compared to the 2012 fatal gang-rape of a Delhi student on a moving bus.
The Dalit student’s body was found with her intestines pulled out, her back was covered with bite marks. It was only yesterday that the police cordoned off her house as a crime scene and brought in forensic experts to collect evidence, fuelling public anger over the crime and the lax response to it.
The Kerala student’s mother was hospitalised owing to her trauma and shock. After visiting her this morning, Chief Minister Oomen Chandy told reporters, “I assure you there will be no lapses legally with this case.”
Kerala is in the midst of its election. Friends of the student and women activists have said that to protect the government from embarrassment, for days, the police tried to cover up the grizzliest details of the case, particularly the fact that she was raped.
“Neighbours have come forward and said they heard noises and saw a man leaving the woman’s home on April 28, the day of the murder. It appears to be someone she knew and we are following the leads we have,” said district police chief Yatish Chandra.
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