Kochi: A week after a law student was brutally gang-raped in Kerala, a 19-year-old nursing student has now alleged gang-rape by three men on the outskirts of state's capital Thiruvananthapuram.
According to reports on Wednesday, a 19-year-old nursing student has alleged that she was gang-raped by three men, including her friend, on Tuesday.
The Kerala Police have registered a case based on the woman's statement.
In her complaint, the victim has named two of her attackers as Sujith, 25, and Shyju, 24.
After initial investigation, the Kerala Police said that Shyju, who is an autorickshaw driver, is known to the woman.
Last week, a 30-year-old law student was found dead in her home, her intestines hanging out, inside her home in Perumbavoor, 200 km from the state capital.
The gruesome details of the crime emerged only this week.
The way the crime has been handled has triggered anger in Kerala, which is preparing for state polls on May 16. The police cordoned off the house only yesterday, six days after the crime.
The woman's mother discovered her dead in a pool of blood and was hospitalized owing to her own trauma. The police have not confirmed that the student was raped before being smothered, strangled, and hit hard on the head.
When quizzed, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said, ''I assure you that there will be no lapses. The government will take this as a very serious case."