Jisha Rape and Murder Case: Migrant Under Scanner

The probe team is now on the lookout for a migrant worker, who is reportedly the friend of Deepa, Jisha’s sister.

Published: 08th May 2016 03:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2016 03:31 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI:  In a major development that could help the crawling Jisha murder case investigation, the Kerala Women’s Commission on Saturday passed on some vital clues regarding the suspect to the special investigation team.

A team led by Commission chairperson K C Rosakutty collected statements of Jisha’s  sister Deepa and mother Rajeswari as part of the probe based on a suo motu case registered by the Commission.  The probe team is now on the lookout for a migrant worker, who is reportedly the friend of Deepa, Jisha’s sister. According to the police officials, he visited Deepa frequently and maintained a close relationship with her. “I cannot disclose more details as it will affect the ongoing probe,” said Rosakutty.

However, Rosakutty said Jisha’s family members were candid in their chat with her. “They were very open with us and disclosed some details related to the incident. At present, the investigation is moving on the right path”, Rosakutty said.  Meanwhile, the Kerala State Police Complaints Authority has sent show cause notices to five officers, including Ernakulam Range IG Mahipal Yadav and Rural SP Yatish Chandra, related to the complaints about lapses in the Jisha murder case probe. 

Justice K Narayana Kurup, chairman of the authority, served the notices. 


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