Belthangady, October 10: In the wake of the rape and murder case of Soujanya student of SDM College, a resident of Pangal has gone impending since two years, Democracy Forum had held a Navachandika yaga on October 10th .
This yaga was led by the seer K. S. Nityananda of Chikmagalur. In the venue where the yaga is going to be held,11 agnikundas are situated and 11 seers will perform the yaga. Mainly the Kollur temple chief priest Manjunath Adiga, seer of Keemaru Sandipani Sadhanasrama- Eesha Vittaladasa Swamiji, Seer of karinja sector Muktananda Swamiji, Seer of Kollur Dharmapitha, Sadhvi Gitanandini, Seer of Maravuru Nityanandasrama, Seer of Ramakrishna Ashram Vratananda swamiji, seer of Balekodi Mutt Shashikanth Mani Swamiji, Seer of Subrahmany- Vidyaprasanna Swami, Seer of Balekudru- Narasimhasrama Swamiji , Odiyuru Mutt seer Gurudevananda Swamiji, Matanandamayi Swamiji participated in this yaga.
In this yaga, about 1008 married( muthaide) women arrived to perform the rituals(havissu) in the yaga. Thousands of people participated in this yaga. Yaga commenced in the morning at 8 am and culminated at 12 pm in the noon.
Lunch was provided to the people who attended in this yaga.
Details of the case:
Soujanya was the daughter of the couple’s Chandappa Gowda and kusumavati, residents of Pangala. While returning home from college; she was raped and murdered by miscreants. On October 9, 2012, democracy forum, led by Mahesh ShettyThimarodi in collaboration with a number of organizations protested demanding a thorough investigation of the case.
Santosh –a mentally challenged person was alleged as the culprit in the beginning. But the case aroused a number of suspicions among the locals. Hence protests were intensified urging to undertake a proper investigation of the case. Finally the state government handed over the case to CBI. It is said, even after the prolonged CBI probe into the Soujanya murder case, the accused were not yet discovered.