Thiruvanthapuram: The post-mortem report of Kerala Dalit law student revealed that there were at least 38 injuries on her body, including bite marks. The cause of death is strangulation and internal injuries, the report added.
According to police, the 30-year-old woman, hailing from a poor family, was raped and brutally assaulted using sharp-edged weapons before being murdered at her house at Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district on April 28.
The crime has been dubbed "Kerala's Nirbhaya" for its chilling similarities to the gang-rape in 2012 of a young Delhi student on a moving bus.
She was found dead in a pool of blood at her one room home at 8 PM on the same day by her mother when she returned from work.
Ernakulam Range IG Mahipal Yadav had said there were signs of strangulation, smothering and injuries on the woman's neck, chest and at several other places of the body. Some reports said that the victim's intestines were spilled out.
(With additional information from PTI)