Despite speculations, Kerala police have maintained silence

Jishas alleged killer has been nabbed what we know about himJustice for JISHA/Facebook
news Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:03

In what could be a major breakthrough in the Jisha rape and murder case, police sources in Kerala on Thursday claimed that they have nabbed the suspect more than one and half months after the 30-year-old law student was murdered. The DNA samples recovered from Jisha's house have matched with the suspect according to the police.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan made a statement endorsing the claim of Kerala police and congratulated the police department.

Here is what we know about the suspect:

The man Amir-Ur-Islam is a native of Assam and a migrant construction worker.

He is one of the labourers who was building Jisha’s new house and had visited the crime scene the morning of April 28. 

The man was detained two days ago from Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu. He had fled from Kerala to Assam after the murder and then returned to Tamil Nadu for a job.

 The suspect was interrogated by the police at an undisclosed location, and has confessed to carrying out the murder, according to the police. His arrest has been formally recorded on Thursday.

A black rubber slipper found near a canal next to Jisha’s house lead to the breakthrough. A spot of blood on the slipper lead the police to confiscate the slipper. Jisha’s blood stains were on the chappal. DNA from the slipper matched with DNA samples taken from saliva on a bite mark on Jisha.

The man is also suspected to have accompanied Jisha as she visited a photo studio and had harassed Jisha in the past. The owner of the photo studio also reportedly identified the man.

A local newspaper reported that the man was identified by the owner of a footwear store, from which the suspect had purchased a pair of slippers.

The suspect reportedly harassed Jisha on April 28 morning, leading to a quarrel between them.

Jisha's sister Deepa however told the media that she does not of any Amir-Ur-Islam. Deepa also added that the investigating team had never questioned her about this man.