#JusticeForJisha: Hashtag Surfaces After Death of Student in Kerala

Hundreds of women and men are now calling for justice on social media, using the hashtag #JusticeForJisha. The rape and murder of 29-year-old dalit law student named Jisha in Kerala, India, has shocked the nation, who was found dead on April 28 and a post-mortem report has revealed that she had been brutally sexually assaulted before she died.

According to the post-mortem report, the victim’s intestines had come out, as she was attacked by a sharp object. The victim suffered stab wounds on her chest, chin, neck and back of the head. Her chest was reportedly pierced by a sharp knife on two sides. The cause of death is believed to be a severe injury to her head.

The investigators have remained clueless even one week after the brutal incident, which is being called as the Nirbhaya case of Kerala.

The body was found by the victim’s mother who came home by 8.30 pm after her daily wages work.

“It is a case of violent murder. Though the post-mortem report suggests chances of sexual assault or rape, we are waiting for a few laboratory results to confirm the same. We have ruled out chances of theft as the woman hailed from a very poor family. Various police teams constituted for the probe are fully engaged”,

Ernakulam rural SP Yathish Chandra said.


The hashtag #JusticeforJisha has been trending on Facebook and many social media users have been requesting the police and the government to take proper measures to find the person, who brutally killed the student.

Hashtags such as #JusticeforJisha, #nirbhaya and #KeralaDalitsUnderAttack have been trending since Monday.

The police have taken into custody seven men, including a relative of the victim and his friend.

The other men in custody are Jisha’s neighbour and a migrant labourer but the police have not yet confirmed who killed the law student.

Jisha’s neighbour was tracked down in Kannur following signals from his mobile phone. He had left home after the day of the murder.