May 2: In December 2012, 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was gang-raped on a moving bus by five men who tortured her with an iron rod. She died 13 days later amid angry protests in India. The outrage led to new laws on crimes against women.
A 30-year-old law student in Kerala was raped and murdered and her intestines were found hanging out in an incident that has chilling echoes of the 2012 gangrape of Delhi student Jyoti Singh, who came to be known as Nirbhaya.
The woman was found dead inside her home in Ernakulam on Thursday with marks of strangling.
She lived with her mother, who, the police say, is mentally unstable. Her father had left them.
The woman was last seen at 1 pm on Thursday when she had gone to fill water. Neighbours say they didn’t hear anything.
The police suspect she was assaulted between 1 and 5 pm that day.
No arrests have been made yet.