Jisha Murder: Dalit organisation against controversial lawyer
- Jisha, a Dalit law student was found murdered at her home in Perumbavoor on 28 April 2016.
- Police had chargesheeted Amiyur Islam, a migrant labourer as the lone accused in the case.
- Islam had submitted a petition in the court requesting to appoint Aloor to represent him in the court.
With the trial of Jisha murder case began on Wednesday, the Dalit Vedi, an organisation of the Dalits in Kerala, protested outside the court against controversial lawyer BA Aloor who vowed to appear for Amiyur Islam, the lone accused in the case.
Representatives of the Dalit outfit had warned that they would stop Aloor from entering the Ernakulam Principle Sessions Court at any cost.
Aloor gained media attention when he appeared for Soumya murder case convict Govindachamy in the Supreme Court and won a favourable verdict despite many medical evidences that revealed the involvement of the one-handed rag picker in brutally attacking and raping Soumya.
Islam had submitted a petition in the court requesting it to allow Aloor to represent him.
The rape and murder of Jisha, a Dalit law student from Perumbavoor, had drawn huge parallels to the vicious way Soumya was attacked and later pushed off from a moving train in February 2011.
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Jisha was found murdered at her home on 28 Apri 2016; the law student had 38 injuries on her body and after 50 days of investigation the Special Investigation Team (SIT) nabbed Amiyur Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam.
In the chargesheet filed by the SIT on 18 September, the police claimed that it had conclusive evidence against the prime accused Islam, who was charged with rape, murder and under the Dalit Atrocities Prevention Act.
The chargesheet mentions 195 witness statements, 125 scientific evidences and 70 objects as material evidence.