Kerala Dalit rape and murder: Bail plea of accused rejected

The Sessions Court, which considered the bail plea moved by Islam, noted that the case is under investigation and this is not a fit case for granting regular bail to the accused.

By: PTI | Kochi | Published:August 19, 2016 8:41 pm

A local court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Ameerul Islam, prime accused in the brutal murder of a Dalit law student at Perumbavoor in April. The Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court, which considered the bail plea moved by Islam, noted that the case is under investigation and this is not a fit case for granting regular bail to the accused.

The court took note of the Public Prosecutor’s argument that Islam had moved to Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu after committing the crime and evaded arrest for a long period. Islam was arrested on the charge of killing the law student, 50 days after the gruesome incident, that had become a major issue in the recent Kerala Assembly elections. The 30-year-woman who hailed from a poor family, was allegedly raped and brutally assaulted using sharp-edged weapons before being murdered at her house on April 28.

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