The rape and murder of a 30-year-old Dalit woman, whose body was found in a brutalised state at her residence at Perumbavoor in Kerala, is a chilling reminder of the horrific 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case in Delhi.The victim was found in a pool of blood on April 28, with her intestines pulled out, as well as at least 30 stab wounds and a head injury. The victim reportedly lived with her mother in a small house and their financial situation is said to have been weak. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>According to Matrubhumi news, the police have received evidence that the victim was tortured before her murder and a sharp weapon was also inserted inside her genitals.
ALSO READ Dalit woman raped, brutally murdered in Kerala; Opposition attacks UDF govt”It was a brutal murder. There were stab injuries on her body. We suspect she was subjected to smothering and strangulation,” Ernakulam Range IG Mahipal Yadav told PTI.Police said the postmortem report would give more clarity on whether the woman was subjected to sexual assault before or after the murder.Meanwhile, police are being severely criticised for inaction, as they have failed to nab the culprits even five days after the incident came to light.