Thiruvananthapuram: The accused in the brutal rape and murder of Dalit student Jisha, was sent to judicial custody for 14 days by the Perumbavoor Court on Friday.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had said earlier today that the investigation team has received full information about the accused, who is reportedly a migrant labourer from Assam.
“The police are questioning him, we will soon get his version of the events that led to the murder. Kerala was waiting to catch hold of Jisha’s killer. This is definitely a feather in the cap of Kerala Police,” he said in a series of tweets.
The Police also reportedly recovered the knife he used to murder Jisha. According to reports, Kochi Police reports state that DNA test has confirmed that Ameerul Islam, is indeed Jisha’s killer. Speaking to media, ADGP B. Sandhya said that the arrest of the culprit has been recorded. “He won’t be produced before media as an identification parade is due. Preparation of remand report evidence gathering, medical examination and other formalities will follow,” she said.
The Kerala High Court had last week rejected the plea for a CBI probe into the case, stating that the new SIT had been set up in the case. The 29-year-old law student was brutally raped and murdered on April 28, in which her body sustained at least 30 injuries, including on her private parts.
The rape garnered major attention as it was during the state polls, in which the opposition took on the UPF Government for showing a lackadaisical attitude towards the probe into the matter.