Thiruvananthapuram: Pinarayi Vijayan in his maiden address to the media as chief minister has taken up the rape and murder case of law student Jisha in Perumbavoor.
ADGP B. Sandhya would head the team that would probe the case of rape and murder of the law student last month, which was in focus during the assembly polls campaign with political parties attacking the then UDF regime for tardy progress in the investigation and failure to nab the culprits.
There were lapses from the time of preparing the ‘mahazar’ to the cremation of her body, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said briefing reporters on the decisions taken in his first cabinet meeting.
“Public opinion is that the present probe mechanism should change and a women police officer should investigate,” he said adding, “In view of that, the cabinet decided to appoint a new team headed by ADGP B Sandhya.”
He also said that Jisha’s mother is not in a condition to earn a living by working as domestic help and hence a monthly pension of Rs 5,000 will be allotted to her. The construction of their house will be completed in 45 days. Jisha’s sister will be provided with a job. On manorama was vociferously fighting for Jisha’s cause through the coverage of the case.