Jisha murder case: Accused sent to judicial custody

Aluva (Kerala) June 17 (IANS) An Assamese youth, who was arrested in connection with the murder of law student Jisha, was on Friday remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody. However, the victim’s father has demanded a CBI investigation into the case.

Accused Amiyur ul Islam was nabbed from Tamil Nadu near Palakkad border three days back. On Friday he was produced before the Magistrate in Perumbavoor, who remanded him to 14 days’ judicial custody. Islam was later taken to a prison in Ernakulam.

The court directed that the accused be provided a lawyer to defend himself and the police should not ill-treat Islam.

During his production before the court, police had taken precautions to keep the media at bay. Islam was made to wear a helmet and was asked to lie down on the floor of a police bus in which he was transported.

According to police, Islam had visited Jisha’s home on April 28 morning when they had an altercation. He returned again in the afternoon in an inebriated condition and raped Jisha before murdering her.

Director General of Police Loknath Behra, who questioned Islam along with the police probe team said even though the accused has been arrested, some more time would be needed to piece together all the evidences.

Meanwhile, Jisha’s father Pappu told reporters that he is not satisfied with the way police has concluded that Islam was the culprit.

“I do not believe anyone. Both the ruling party and the opposition are protecting the real culprit and they blaming this man. Only a CBI probe will bring out the real truth.” Pappu said.

–IANS

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