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Kerala rape case: Protests force cops to act

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHIT RAJ
Published May 4, 2016, 1:42 am IST
Updated May 4, 2016, 1:42 am IST
The police have prepared a sketch and reportedly zeroed in on a suspect at Kannur.
The house where Jishamol was murdered (Photo: DC)
 The house where Jishamol was murdered (Photo: DC)

Kochi: It took five days for the state police to finally pull up their socks to investigate the brutal  rape and murder of Jisha of Perumbavur,  and the reason was the growing public protests on the social media and outside. The police  have  prepared a sketch and reportedly zeroed in on a suspect at Kannur.

Though Jisha had sustained serious injuries, the police failed to take any action in the first few days and only after the protests, a team was constituted. The police, however, claim that the Ernakulam Range IG was at Perumbavur on Friday and that he headed the investigation.

 

The body of Jisha was consigned to the flames on Friday, a day after the murder was committed. A section of criminal lawyers argues that the police should  not have allowed Jisha’s family to burn her body.  “Normally in  cases of this nature, the  police would encourage only a normal burial,” a legal officer of the state said on condition of anonymity.

Police sources say that the investigation was delayed owing to the delay in getting the post-mortem report. “The report was received only on Monday and once we got it,  we intensified the search for the culprit,” police sources said.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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