Police have released sketch of the main suspect of the horrific rape and murder of a Dalit women in Kerla. So far no person has been arrested in the case, though three has been detained. The brutality of the case has sparked comparison with the Nirbhaya case. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday visited the ailing mother of the victim admitted to a hospital in Perumbavoor and said the culprits would be brought to justice at the earliest. The Chief Minister, who reached the hospital amid protest by DYFI activists alleging lapses in the probe, consoled the mother of the victim and said steps would be taken to provide a government job to the victim’s sister to support her family.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”I assure you that the culprit behind this brutal crime would be brought to justice,” Chandy said.Dismissing suggestions that the case has been weakened due to delay in arresting the culprits, the Chief Minister said, “Nothing will block the strong legal action. I assure you government Will take it as a very serious thing and we will book the culprits and bring them before the law”. Three persons have been taken into custody by police for questioning in connection with the rape and brutal murder of the 30-year-old Dalit woman in Ernakulam district. The woman, a law student who hailed from a poor family, was allegedly subjected to rape and brutal assault using sharp edged weapons before being murdered at her house in Perumbavoor on April 28.With several members in Rajya Sabha demanding “exemplary punishment” for the culprits in the rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Kerala, Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot today said he will visit the village of the rape victim tomorrow.During the Zero Hour, C P Narayanan of CPI(M) raised the issue of the rape and murder in Ernakulam district of Kerala on April 28, terming it as a “dastardly attack” similar to that of the Nirbhaya incident in Delhi.He drew the House’s attention that similar rape incidents occured in Kasargod last week and in Thiruvananthapuram yesterday adding “it is a black mark. Police is not very active in apprehending the culprits.”Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said: “It is a very, very heinous crime. Most shameful for every Keralite.” Several members associated themselves with the issue and demanded strict action against the culprits, with Tarun Vijay of BJP demanding that a team should visit the state.Responding the anguish expressed by members, Gehlot told them that he would visit the state tomorrow and meet the victim’s family. “I will go to Kerala tomorrow and meet the family of the girl. I will help them in getting justice,” he added.Vijay, who had raised the issue as soon as the House met, said it was a repeat of the Nirbhaya case and the Kerala government has “completely failed” to control such incidences.”God’s own country” should not turn into a rapist country, he added.D Raja (CPI) drew attention of the government towards the atrocities committed against Dalits across the country, adding that legislation have proved to be of no help.With agency inputs

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Kerala dalit rape-murder case: Police release sketch of main suspect ; MPs in RS express concern