Kochi: A migrant labourer, prime accused in the rape and murder of a 30-year-old Dalit woman in Perumbavoor, was on Tuesday taken to the victim's residence by police to recreate the crime scene as part of their probe into the matter.
Ameerul Islam, an Assam native, was brought to the small wayside home of the law student in Vattolippady area earlier on the day amid tight security with his face covered with black clothes.
On hearing that the police is recreating the crime scene at the victim's residence, a large number of people gathered around the place.
The accused was seen explaining to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) the way he entered into the house and committed the rape and murder of the woman on April 28.
He was taken to the road through which he escaped after committing the rape and murder.
The SIT probing the case also took Islam to a beverages outlet from where he brought liquor before committing the crime. He was also taken to a couple of other shops including a hotel.
Anticipating a mob fury, police, however, did not take him to the lodge where he had been staying, for collecting evidence.
Meanwhile, later in the day, an identification parade was held at Aluva police club and the victim's mother and sister was brought to identify the culprit.
After completing the process, the mother and the sister told reporters that they had no acquaintance with Islam.
They had earlier informed the investigating officers that they had not seen the accused.
The victim's sister said, on the request of her mother, the police brought the accused before them.
Seeing him, the mother asked Islam why he murdered her daughter, the sister said.
The accused was arrested on the charge of killing the law student, 50 days after the gruesome incident, that had become a major issue in the recent Kerala Assembly polls.
The woman who hailed from a poor family, was raped and brutally assaulted using sharp-edged weapons before being murdered at her house on April 28....