Even as the doctors at Permbavoor Taluk hospital requested VVIPs to stay away from visiting the ailing mother of Jisha, who was brutally raped and murdered last week, a stream of high-profile persons are still set to call on her.
According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Rajeswari either on May 8 or May 11 when he has election programmes scheduled in the state. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is also likely to visit her next week.
Rajeswari was hospitalised on April 28 when her daughter, a law student, was found murdered in their small house at Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district of central Kerala. Doctors said she needs full rest and that the frequent visit of people may worsen her situation.
Ernakulam district collector M.G. Rajamanikyam had earlier said on a Facebook post that many of those who visit the hospital aim for mere publicity. “For the past three days, I was with the family of Jisha and what I noticed was, one group of people who came to see the mother of the victim were with either a photographer or a video grapher for publicity,” he wrote.
Rajamanikyam also opened a joint account with Rajeswari at SBI's Perumbavoor branch to raise money to complete the construction of her house.
**Account No: 35748602803 Name: The District Collector, Ernakulam & Mrs.K.K.Rajeswari IFSC: SBIN0008661**
Jisha was allegedly subjected to rape and brutal assault using sharp edged weapons before being murdered at her house. There were 38 wounds on her body, according to the autopsy report. The crime has been dubbed "Kerala's Nirbhaya" for its chilling similarities to the 2012 gangrape of a young paramedic student in a moving bus in Delhi.
Though several people have been taken into custody by police for interrogation, the cops are yet to make a breakthrough in the case.