Like in the Delhi gang-rape, the victim's body bore deep stab wounds, with parts of the intestine appeared pulled out of her private part
The autopsy report of a 29-year-old law student, who was found murdered three days ago in Kerala, featured the same haunting details of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape—of horrific torture, violent penetrations, and broken off body parts, reports said.
Police say the woman, belonging to an economically backward Dalit family, had been subjected to cruel gang-rape before she succumbed to injuries, or was murdered.
The horrors unfolded when the mother of the victim found her half-naked body in a pool of blood at their house in a rural pocket in Perumbavoor of Central Kerala's Ernakulam district on Friday.
Police said their one-room house had signs of struggle all over its walls. Like in the Delhi gang-rape, the victim's body bore deep stab wounds, with parts of the intestine ripped out of her private part, reports said.
Police suspect the involvement of more than one assailant and believe they must have inserted something sharp and heavy, such as an iron rod, into her body. Her nose appeared to have been cut off with something like a claw hammer, reported said.
Multiple reports said the assailants appeared to have strangulated the victim with a shawl from behind, while raping and torturing her.
Given the nature of the atrocities, police suspect revenge to be part of the motive, but have ruled this out as an act committed by a mentally-disabled person. Nevertheless, reports say all angles are being probed.
Since quite a few crimes, involving murders, have been linked to the huge migrant-labourer population in Perumbavoor lately, the police are probing into that angle as well.