People Protest Delay In Police Action In Kerala Girl Rape And Murder Case

Five days ago, a 29-year-old woman was raped and murdered in the most brutal fashion in Perumbavoor, 220 km from the state capital of Thiruvanthapuram, in Kerala.

Reports state that she was beaten after the rape and then her intestines were ripped-out using a sharp-edged weapon.


Police investigating the brutal rape and murder of the Kochi girl.

Police investigating the brutal rape and murder of the Kochi girl.

The girl was a student at the Ernakulam Government Law College. Police found 30 injuries on her body. They believe that an injury on her head was fatal.

The incident happened on Thursday night. The victim was discovered dead by her mother at their house in Rayamangalam at 8.30 pm.

What is as shocking as the crime is that the police took five days for detaining two in connection with the incident, which is why people in Kochi are protesting the delay in justice for the victim.

This is what the police said late yesterday – the fourth day since the crime.


Though state home minister Ramesh Chennithala has ordered the Kochi police to constitute a SIT to probe the case. He also said that the probe team will look into possible involvement of inter-state workers too.

“Kerala is shocked by the brutal murder of a young woman. The culprits will be brought to book and the severest punishment will be ensured to those who involved into the incident,” said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

The election season is on in Kerala and the police are busy with that.

The local population is, therefore, angry at the delay over the arrest of the culprit of this horrific crime and blame authorities of trying to neglect the case. Some of them vented their anger with a hashtag #JusticeForJisha.

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The victim’s parents were living separately. She also has an elder sister who is married.

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