Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Beltangady: Dharmasthala unnatural deaths - Protest intensifies

Beltangady, Dec 9: “The government which had promised to transfer the Sowjanya rape and murder case to the CBI has cheated the people. The protests will continue until the investigations are conducted and justice is done in the case,” said Praja Prabhutva Vedike president Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi.

He was speaking at a mammoth protest meeting held in connection to Sowjanya's murder and other cases of unnatural deaths that have occurred in Dharmasthala over the past several years. The meeting urged for transfer of the Sowjanya case and other similar cases of missing girls and unnatural deaths to the CBI, monitored by the Supreme Court.

Demanding to know whether the government had joined hands with the suspects in the case, he said that the police are trying to suppress the protesters. He urged the government and the police to act before people revolt and take suitable action against the killers.

"There are attempts to spread confusion in Beltangady taluk. Police should take suitable action against those spreading rumours. The taluk welfare committee should clarify to the people whether they are for justice or against justice," he said.

Esha Vittaldas Swamiji of Kemar Sandeepani Ashram said, "Our culture desists rape. Our culture encourages raising our voice against injustice. The government should clarify on whose pressure did it back off after promising CBI enquiry into the incident," he said.

Author Atradi Amritha Shetty said that the Tulu people have challenged injustice and the rulers will fail in front of the sea of people.

Kusumavati, mother of Sowjanya and Dr B R Harale, husband of Vedavalli teacher expressed their anguish in front of the protesters. 
Chandappa Gowda, father of Sowjanya was present on the dais.

Jayaram Gowda and Ravi Kumar Baramelu also spoke. Anil Kumar welcomed the gathering. Satish Mannadka thanked.

Though people from different taluks had gathered at the protest meeting, Ujire residents were more in number.

Via: Daiji World

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