Kerala Law Student Rape & Murder: Chandy Promises Help to Family

CM Oommen Chandy visited the victims family and said the culprits would be brought to justice at the earliest.

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Amid mounting protests over delay in arresting those involved in the brutal rape and murder of law student Jisha, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday visited the ailing mother of the victim admitted to a hospital in Perumbavoor and said the culprits would be brought to justice at the earliest.

The Chief Minister, who reached the hospital amid protest by DYFI activists alleging lapses in the probe, consoled the mother of the victim and said steps would be taken to provide a government job to the victim’s sister to support her family.

“I assure you that the culprit behind this brutal crime would be brought to justice,” Chandy said.

Dismissing suggestions that the case has been weakened due to delay in arresting the culprits, the Chief Minister said, “Nothing will block strong legal action. I assure you government will take it as a very serious thing and we will book the culprits and bring them before the law”.

Three persons have been taken into custody by police for questioning in connection with the rape and brutal murder of the 30-year-old Dalit woman in Ernakulam district.

The woman, a law student who hailed from a poor family, was allegedly subjected to rape and brutal assault using sharp edged weapons before being murdered at her house in Perumbavoor on 28 April.

(With PTI inputs)

Also Read: Jisha’s Mother’s Heartfelt Appeal: Please Find Her Killers

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