BJP forms panel over atrocities on Dalit women in Kerala

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah has set up a three-member committee to look into the incidents of atrocities against Dalit women in election-bound Kerala.

Team members and MPs Arjun Ram Meghwal, Meenakshi Lekhi and Udit Raj will visit the state and meet family members of the victims.

“Concerned with the growing atrocities on Dalit women in Kerala, Amit Shah has constituted a three-member committee to visit Perumbavoor (Ernakulam) and Varkala (Thiruananthpuram),” BJP general secretary Arun Singh said in a statement. The team will submit its report to Shah.

On April 28, a 27-year-old woman was murdered in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam. Her body was found badly mutilated. The brutality has led to comparisons with the 2012 gang-rape in Delhi that shook the nation.

Days later, another young student was allegedly gang-raped and dumped at Varkala near Thiruvananthapuram.

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