Nirbhaya-like rape in Kerala: NHRC issues notice to state govt

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday took suo moto congnizance of media reports of rape and murder of a law student in Ernakulam and issued a notice to Kerala government. 

Updated: May 03, 2016, 22:55 PM IST
Nirbhaya-like rape in Kerala: NHRC issues notice to state govt
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Thiruvananthapuram: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday took suo moto congnizance of media reports of rape and murder of a law student in Ernakulam and issued a notice to Kerala government. 

The Commission, on the basis of the media reports, has observed that the crime is so spine-chilling and gruesome that words fall short and expressing anguish and shock appear meaningless and mere ritualistic.

It is a matter of utmost concern that women`s security is facing grave threat in spite of several measures taken in the recent times including amendment in the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act.

The Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Government of Kerala as well as Superintendent of Police, Ernakulam Rural at Aluva.

They have been asked to submit a detailed report on the incident and action taken in the matter within two weeks.

On April 29, a law student was first raped and then brutally murdered in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district of Kerala. She was found dead in a pool of blood by her mother who returned home from work.

The autopsy report said that her intestine were ripped out in the attack and the deceased was attacked multiple times with a sharp-edged weapon. The attack is being referred as Nirbhaya case of Kerala. 

It's been over a week yet the investigative officers are completely clueless with no arrest been made so far in the case. However, on Monday two persons were detained in Kochi for interrogation in connection with the case. 

While the family is still in deep shock, the investigative officials have assured that perpetrators will be nabbed and will be behind bars soon.