Man who raped and murdered Kerala Dalit law student arrested, says report




Thiruvananthapuram : A report claimed on Saturday that the prime suspect in the rape and murder of a Dalit law student in Perumbavoor near Kochi on April 28 has been arrested.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that the suspected killer of Jisha is a Bengali migrant, identified as Hari Kumar.

The arrest has not been made public as yet and the police are expected to announce the same tomorrow, a day ahead of the Assembly Elections in the state on May 16 (Monday), on government orders.

As per the report, Hari Kumar has gaps in between his front teeth which helped the police in identifying him as the prime suspect.

The structure of his jaws and teeth match the dental implant pictures taken from the victim's body which bore bite marks.

The brutality with which Jisha was raped and murdered had prompted the people to compare it with the Nirbhaya gang-rape case of December 2012 in Delhi.