Jisha's autopsy report reveals 38 injuries
The post-mortem report of Jisha has confirmed there were attempts to rape. The report comes at a time when protesters have called for boycott of the ballot in the state which is due to vote on 16 May
The post-mortem report of Jisha, who was brutally raped and murdered in Kerala, has revealed that there were 38 injuries on her body. The report also reveals that there were attempts to rape and it can ascertained only through detailed examination of the internal organs.
The attacker or attackers would have used a sharp weapon to pull out her intestines which had sharp lacerations the report said. She had over 30 stab injuries on her body. Her chest was pierced by a knife on both sides. The cause of death is believed to be the severe injury inflicted on her head.
The report also said that body samples have been sent for scientific examination, to confirm the attempt to rape.
The Alapuzha Medical College Hospital authorities also rejected allegations that the post-mortem report was conducted by a PG student of the College. Authorities said the post-mortem was conducted under the guidance deputy police surgeon Dr. Lisa John.
Police claimed to have got two different finger print samples from Jisha’s home. Police said it will also be sent for forensic examination.
A man, suspected to be main culprit in the murder of Jisha has been taken into custody by the police from Kannur. He is said to be a neighbour of Jisha. Even though his face resembles that of the sketches made of the culprits, police said they cannot confirm his role in the murder now.
The failure of the police to act swiftly in nabbing the guilty has triggered widespread protests across the state. A campaign is on in social media calling for boycott of assembly election in protest against the delay in arresting the murderers.
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala had also faced the ire of protesters when he tried to meet Jisha’s family. Kerala's ruling Congress party alleged that CPI(M) activists had blocked the minister for political gains.
Congress national vice president Rahul Gandhi is set to visit Jisha’s home town in Perumbavoor. Rahul said murder was brutal and government will do everything to bring the guilty before the law. Kerala government has announced Rs 10 lakh for her family and a government job for Jisha’s sister.
Opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan said the government should take care of the Jisha’s family. He described the murder as heinous and brutal. He added that the act is similar to the Nirbhya case in Delhi. The things that had to be done urgently from the side of the police was not seen.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought "exemplary punishment" to the culprits. "One feels sick. Give exemplary punishment to guilty. But we all need to work together to prevent such incidents," the CM tweeted.