Three men were detained on Tuesday for the brutal rape-murder of a 29-year-old Dalit law student in a small town near Kerala’s Kochi last week, a crime that drew comparisons with the Delhi 2012 gang rape.
Police said two of the detained suspects are neighbours of the woman, who was alone at home and found in a pool of blood by her mother when she returned from work around 8pm on April 28.
“We have some leads in the case,” additional DGP K Padmakumar said.
The autopsy revealed she was savagely assaulted with sharp-edged weapons after being raped. The body bore at least 30 cut wounds, her abdomen was slashed and intestines were ripped apart.
The traumatised mother is bedridden in a hospital. “We had complained to police about the danger to our lives. The tragedy could have been averted had they taken timely action,” she said.
Reacting to the shocking news people are asking questions like this.
Why Police is not able to save our women’s honor even when they are inside the house at day time?
How can you say “no death penalty” when people do such gruesome crimes ?
Why public flogging or stoning are not brought back as punishments in such heinous acts ?
Why government is not providing stronger homes for women living alone ?
How can a society allow a grown up girl to live in such an insecure shack?
How can a mother leave her daughter alone knowing very well that there are threats ?
Thankfully, this time due to the circumstances of the case, no one is enquiring about the victim’s attire and why she was present at that place at that time.
Sadly very few are asking the questions like these that matter.
How can we ensure that our family and thereby the society in which we live are gender equitable ?
How can we delete from our young men’s mind the false notion a that women love
forced sex rape ?
How can we prevent a person becoming a rapist ?
How can we easily identify a potential rapist among our midst ?
How can we reduce the “rape culture” of our society?
What as a society we can do to make it safe for all to move around every where at what ever time they feel like in whatever attire, alone or in whatever company ?