Kerala Dalit student murder: Hand over probe to Crime Branch, says Human Rights commission

The Kerala Human Rights Commission today ordered that the probe into the brutal murder of a Dalit law student in Perumbavoor be handed over to the Crime branch.

PTI| Updated: May 03, 2016, 16:30 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Human Rights Commission today ordered that the probe into the brutal murder of a Dalit law student in Perumbavoor be handed over to the Crime branch.

Taking suo motu cognisance of the case on the basis of media reports, Commission Chairman Justice J B Koshy issued a direction to the state DGP in this regard.

The crime branch should submit the progress of the probe to the commission on May 30 by 11 AM, the commission said in the order marked to State DGP, Kochi Range IGP and Ernakulam Rural SP.

Efficient police personnel should be entrusted with the investigation of the case like it was carried out in the murder of a Delhi student in 2012, the commission said in a release.

The commission also directed the DGP that since the May 16 elections are only days away the investigation in the case should be completed as early as possible before the evidence is lost.

Police had said as per the post mortem report, she was subjected to rape and brutal assault using sharp edged weapons before being murdered at her small wayside house in Ernakulam district on April 28.