Kochi: The Special Investigation Team probing the Jisha murder case has relied more on scientific evidence to prove the offence against the sole accused Assam native Ameerul Islam as the chargesheet would be submitted to the Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court on Saturday. With its attempts to trace another suspect Anaarul Islam failing miserably, the cops have included only the name of Ameerul in the chargesheet. According to sources, the DNA of the accused extracted from the bloodstains found in the victim’s nails and clothes besides that from the wound inflicted on her shoulder form the prime evidence.
The neighbour who had seen the accused walking away from the victim’s house on the day of the incident on April 28 is the prime witness in the case. The team has taken the maximum effort to corroborate the scientific and situational evidence with that of the confessional statement of the accused earlier recorded. Also the slippers of the accused recovered from the victim’s house premises would form a crucial evidence.
As for the crime motive, the chargesheet mentions that the victim’s resistance to Ameerul’s advances forced the latter to launch an assault and make the rape bid.
While care has been taken to avoid conflicting confessional statements of the accused in the chargesheet, the statements given by the accused’s brother and a friend have been included to corroborate situational evidence which will be crucial before the court. However, there are charges that more answers need to be found like the involvement of any other person in the destruction of evidence for the case to be made foolproof. Jisha, 30, the dalit woman, was murdered in her house at Vattolippadi, five km from Perumbavoor, on April 28.