Thursday, 27 June 2013

Belthangady: Man held for raping 16 year PUC Girl

Police have arrested an accused on Wednesday in connection with the sexual assault case of a 16 year old PUC student in Mundaje in Belthangady taluk.

The person taken into custody is Ramesh Poojary (25) from Arasumajalu Kukkemaru in Mundaje.
The victim is a minor girl, who was raped in a desolate place as she was walking towards her house on Monday.

The police say that the girl did not know her perpetrator. However, statements of people who had seen the perpetrator were taken from them which helped to catching hold of him.

Another rape in Belthangady: 16 year old Minor Girl raped by unknown Man

We are sorry to pass a post very late about this heinous act done by an unknown man in Belthangady which came into the brighter side on June 18th.


A 16-year-old PU student was allegedly raped in a village near Belthangady Monday evening.

Superintendent of Police Abhishek Goyal said the perpetrator followed the girl when she was walking towards her house. The perpetrator then pushed the girl to an isolated place and raped her.

Passers-by rushed to the spot hearing her cries for help. Just as people reached, the perpetrator left the scene. Goyal said the girl does not know the perpetrator.

He said police have taken statements of people who have seen the perpetrator following the girl. Efforts were on trace the rapist, Goyal said.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Kasargod MP P Kaunakeran assures to raise Sowjanya case in parliament.

Kasargod MP P Kaunakeran visited the residence of Sowjanya, a student of SDM College Ujire who was brutally raped and murdered at Pngala. The MP who met the parents of Sowjanya assured to strive for justice in the case.

During the MP’s visit, Sowjanya’s mother Kusuma explained how her daughter who went missing on October 9 last year was found dead the next morning. She also explained how the police took the case lightly when they had been there to lodge a case of missing. “ Had the police launched a search for my daughter immediately, our child would have been alive,” she was choked with emotion as she said this.
She further said several political leaders including MLA Vasanth Bangera, MP Nalin Kumar and senior Congress leader Janardhan Poojari have met them and assured justice and that nothing has come through."
Later, the Kasargod MP assured to collect all necessary details regarding the case and raise the issue in the Parliament and press for a CBI probe.

Source: The Canara Times

'Manipal rape victim begged attackers not to kill her"

The Manipal University medical student, who was allegedly gang-raped on Thursday night, pleaded with the rapists not to kill her saying she was going to be a doctor soon.

The fourth year medical student had written a few examinations in the  first half of June and was busy preparing for another examination that fateful night, said an employee at Manipal University.

Meanwhile, the victim’s mother rushed to Manipal from Kerala on Saturday after hearing about the incident and is with her daughter now. Her father is also expected in a  day, sources said.

The mother refused to speak to the media for reasons of privacy and since it may affect investigations which began with the police forming eight special teams to trace  the culprits.

IGP (Western Range) Pratap Reddy said the teams are headed by Udupi SP Boralingaiah and added that the police have collected information about the  culprits and would arrest them soon.

The culprits were said to be familiar with the campus, according to the police. “Two watchmen chased the auto rickshaw in which she was abducted. The driver knew  the roads in Manipal University well since he drove the three-wheeler past Marena Indoor Stadium and FortuneInn Valley View, skipping all the gates and barricades  on the campus,” Reddy said.

Unfortunately, the watchmen failed to stop the auto and immediately informed the police, he said. “The auto has been identified. All the three accused, including the auto driver are locals,” the IGP said.

Investigations have been hampered since the victim has not come out of the shock yet, he said. Police had to get information through counsellors, he  said and added, “We respect her privacy and self respect.”

Various organisations held protests in Udupi town, condemning the incident, a day after university students had protested on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah directed Home Minister K J George to visit Manipal on Sunday and meet the agitating students.

Condemning the incident,  Siddaramaiah told reporters in Bangalore that security would be stepped up in the university to ensure safety of students, especially girls.

Source: Newindianexpress