The trial in the murder case of a tribal woman at Padavayal in Attappady will start at the District Sessions Court here on Friday. She was found raped and murdered on May 30, 2005. Her body had 143 injuries. The police had arrested three persons of Padavayal.

The murder of the woman, who was fighting against the ‘ganja-liquor-sex mafia’ in Attappady, had invited State-level protests with women and tribal organisations demanding action against the guilty. — Staff Reporter