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protest0405The Left Democratic Youth Federation (LDYF) activists were baton-charged by the police outside the Kerala Secretariat on Wednesday during their protest over the brutal rape and murder of a Dalit law student in Ernakulam district.

“Every Malayalee feels that they are living under humiliating conditions under the Oommen Chandy Government. So many untoward incidents have been occurring against women. Our police have failed to provide justice on so many counts. Women are being targeted, killed and humiliated,” said one of the protestors.

Meanwhile, the Kerala Government has decided to give Rs. 10 lakh as compensation to the kin of the deceased girl.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who met the family members of the victim earlier today, said that his government would do the ‘necessary’ towards the demands of the victim’s family, who have asked for a job for the victim’s sister.

Chandy, who described the crime as ‘shocking’, asserted that swift action would be taken against the perpetrators of the rape and murder of the law student.

The police have taken two persons into custody who were questioned by a police team headed by Ernakulam Range Inspector General Mahipal Yadav.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday took suo motu cognizance of yet another ‘Nirbhaya’ like rape and murder of a Dalit law student, whose body was found by her mother on April 29 evening.

According to reports, the 29-year-old woman was murdered after rape inside her home, near an isolated stretch, at Vattolippidi Canal Bund near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district.

Her body had at least 30 injuries, including on the private parts. Reportedly, the assault on her stomach was such that the small intestine had spilled out. (ANI)

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