In a shocking incident, a 19-year old nursing student was allegedly gang-raped near Ayanthi bridge near the vicinity of Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram.
According to the girl, she was raped inside the autorickshaw owned by her friend, Shyju, who is an autorickshaw driver and his friend Sujith, who joined the ride later on. In a statement given to the police, the girl informed that they took the autorickshaw to a deserted spot and raped her.
She screamed loud and few nearby people came to her to rescue hearing her cries, who rushed her to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital.
The girl was initially admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital due to severe trauma followed by series Epileptic fits. However, she was later shifted to SUT Hospital for expert treatment. Her condition is reported to be stable.
Responding to media queries, Deputy Superintendent of Police R. Chandrasekhar said that they have got clear indications and leads and the accused will be arrested soon.
After brutal gang-rape murder of Jisha in Perumbavoor, student allegedly gang raped in Thiruvananthapuram! What's wrong with you, Kerala?
— Samar (@Samar_Anarya) May 4, 2016
There are conflicting reports on the media about the location of the crime. While the girl says the incident occurred near Varkala, The Hindu reports that she was taken to Kollam and committed the crime.
Belonging to scheduled caste community, the victim is a resident of Thiruvananthapuram. She is pursuing her B.Sc. course in Nursing in a private nursing college.
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Last week, Jisha, a 30-year-old Dalit Law student was raped and assaulted near Perumbavoor near Ernakulam. She was tortured brutally after killing in such a way that her intestines were pulled out.
Jisha’s mother, who works as a daily wage worker, found her dead in a pool of blood after she returned from work. However, none of the neighbours came to her rescue even though she shouted loud for help.
The outside world came to know about the incident only after 3 days after the incident went viral on social media under the hashtag #JusticeforJisha.
Even though Kerala Police have taken into custody few people from various places, they are still unable to crack the case and find the accused. However, a cyber cell is actively working to track the accused via mobile tower. The girl, meanwhile, fearing for her life had always carried a pen camera, her mother told media.