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NHRC Notices to Kerala Govt Over Brutal Rape and Murderof a Dalit Law Student


Article150.png"" alt=""Article150.png"" />The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about yet another 'Nirbhaya' like rape and murder of a Dalit law student, whose body was found by her mother on Friday in Ernakulam, Kerala. The ""Nirbhaya"" rape and murder case in Delhi in December 2012 had evoked nation-wide protests and outrage and led to amendment of the criminal law. 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, Kerala Government 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. According to reports, the 29 year old woman was raped and murdered inside her home, near an isolated stretch, at Vattolippidi Canal Bund near Perumbavoor in District Ernakulam, Kerala. Her body bore at least 30 injuries, including some on her private parts. Reportedly, the assault on her stomach was such that some parts of the small intestine had spilled out, the NHRC noted."

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