Centre ready for CBI probe into Jisha case, says Rajnath

PTI5_4_2016_00237B Students take out a protest march in Thiruvananthapuram demanding justice to the rape victim | PTI

Following the furore across the nation over the brutal rape and murder of a Dalit law student in Perumbavoor in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured that the guilty will not be spared and said that the Centre is ready for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the matter.

“As this country’s Home Minister, I assure you that as soon as we get recommendation from the state government, we are prepared to conduct a CBI probe. The guilty shall be punished,” Rajnath said here.

The Centre’s announcement comes even as the Kerala High Court is considering a petition.

Earlier, asserting that ‘swift’ action would be taken against the perpetrators of the brutal rape Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who met the family members of the victim, said his government would do the ‘necessary’ towards the demands of the victim’s family, who have asked for a job for the victim’s sister.

Chandy also announced that the state government has decided to give Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the family of the victim.

Earlier this week, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognizance of media reports about yet another 'Nirbhaya' like rape and murder of a Dalit law student.

The 29-year-old law student was brutally raped and murdered on April 28.

Her body had at least 30 injuries, including on the private parts. Reportedly, the assault on her stomach was such that the small intestine had spilled out.

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