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New team to probe rape-murder of Dalit law student in Kerala: CM Pinarayi

Pinarayi Vijayan, who took oath as the Kerala chief minister on Wednesday, said a new team will investigate a 29-year-old Dalit woman’s rape and murder which brought back memories of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

india Updated: May 25, 2016 20:42 IST
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The law student was found murdered on April 28 at her home near a canal in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district by her mother, a labourer.
The law student was found murdered on April 28 at her home near a canal in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district by her mother, a labourer. (Ashok Nath Dey/HT Photo)

Pinarayi Vijayan, who took oath as the Kerala chief minister on Wednesday, said a new team will investigate a 29-year-old Dalit woman’s rape and murder which brought back memories of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

Read: Kerala woman raped and killed, intestines ripped out in attack

The law student was found murdered on April 28 at her home near a canal in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district by her mother, a labourer. The woman was beaten up after the rape and her intestines were pulled out using a sharp-edged weapon, according to police officials.

Former state home minister Ramesh Chennithala had asked the Kochi range inspector general to constitute a special investigation team to probe the case.

The National Human Rights Commission recently issued a notice to the Kerala government over the incident.

The commission said it was a matter of utmost concern that women’s security was facing a grave threat in spite of several measures taken in recent times, including amendments to the Indian Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code and the Evidence Act.