Kerala Law Student Rape: Two Detained Amid Massive Protests

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[caption id="attachment_170324" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Graphic Image for representation purpose only. A 30-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped and brutally murdered at her residence in Perumbavoor, following which CPI-M attacked state government for 'inaction' in the case.[/caption] The Police on Tuesday detained two people in connection with the rape of 30-year-old law student from Kerala after women's rights activists staged a massive protest outside the Kerala Secretariat in Trivandrum demanding speedy justice. Her body was found lying in a pool of blood in a mutilated condition. According to reports, she had received around 30 cuts and her private parts had been slashed open with a sharp weapon exposing her intestines and abdominal organs. There were marks on the back of her head and deep cuts on her chin and neck. Meanwhile, the CPI-M has latched onto the murder which occurred on April 28 to accuse the Congress led UDF government in the poll-bound Kerala of ‘inaction’ to trace the culprits. “Police have failed to get any lead about the culprits even five days after the incident,” CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said in Thiruvananthapuram. Rejecting the charge, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said a “scientific” probe was being conducted into the incident and asserted that the culprits would be brought to book. Police said Ernakulam Range IG Mahipal Yadav is supervising the probe by a team of officials, headed by Perumbavoor Dy SP after it was reported that 30-year-old Dalit girl was subjected to rape and fatal assault at her small wayside home in Kuruppampadi police limit.  

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