Almost three weeks after 30-year-old Jisha was sexually assaulted and brutally murdered at her residence in Perumbavoor, the police investigation has failed to make any significant headway in the case.
Jisha’s murder on April 28 sparked nationwide outrage with people venting their ire on social media and protestors taking to the streets demanding justice.
Since the beginning of the probe, the police have been at the receiving end for the delay in bringing the perpetrators of the crime to book. The investigation team was reshuffled and meetings were held but no conclusive evidence has emerged so far.
According to latest reports, the police will record the statement of a Keralite, who is said to have offered to marry Jisha.
On Tuesday, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes sought a CBI probe. “I have asked the state government to recommend a CBI probe into the rape and murder. It is a matter of concern that the culprits have not been arrested so far,” PL Punia, commission’s chairman was quoted as saying.
On May 14, in what was believed to be a crucial breakthrough in the case, the police obtained the DNA details of the culprit from the saliva found on Jisha’s clothes. However, it did not match with the DNA of those taken into custody.
On May 12, media reports quoted the police as saying that the culprit has a dental abnormality, after the autopsy revealed bite marks on Jisha’s body. The dental examination and fingerprints collected by the police, of men in and around the locality, though failed to yield any decisive clues.
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