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Kerala law student rape and murder: Death row convict Ameerul Islam moves Supreme Court seeking transfer from Kerala jail to Assam

The mutilated corpse of the victim, a law student from Government Law College, Ernakulam, was found in her house at Perumbavoor on April 28, 2016. The incident provoked mass outrage amongst the student fraternity and human rights activists across the State. The case also acquired a casteist undertone, as victim’s family lamented their apparent ill-treatment by neighbours in the area.

Online social media campaigns launched by student activists played a crucial role in mobilizing reactions and mounting pressure on the government to bring the guilty to account.

Ameerul, a migrant worker from Assam, was eventually hauled up and accused of having committed the crime after he broke into victim’s house in a drunken stupor the night before. Ameerul was arrested in July 2016 from Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu.

Source: Barandbench

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