Udupi; Oct 12: Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi, a Hindu leader of Karnataka Janapara Vedhike has strongly demanded an immediate transfer of gruesome rape and subsequent mysterious murder case of Sowjanya, student of Ujire SDM College to CBI.
Janapara Vedhike also appealed to the concerned authorities to provide adequate protection to the Parents of Sowjanya and Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi, a social activist fighting in Sowjanya’s case, which threw much light on suspected accused of murder through Private TV Channel and the current Shree Dharmasthala’s administration headed by Shree Dharmasthala’s Dharmaadhikari Shree Veerendra Heggade.Failing which, a big disaster may have to encounter on the lives of Sowjanya and management of Dharmasthala,he warned.
Sowjanya’s parents claimed that relatives of Shree Veerendra Heggade only involved in the crime and though the names of the accused were provided to police and CBI authorities, till today neither police have not taken any action nor CBI made any inquiry, they alleged.
Vedhike also alleged that as both the departments are under the pressure of Dharmasthala administration, those who fought for the justice of Sowjanya were booked in false cases and attempts were made to curb their voice.
After the government handed over this case to CoD, two officers – CID DySP Rudramuni and Jagadish – took transfers on different occasions.”
Janapara Vedhike appealed to the government to transfer the case to CBI and to hold an immediate investigation and punish those who have involved including police personnel. Those who found to be guilty should be suspended from the service and case should be registered against those who tried to close the case by identifying them.
Vedhike also demanded an investigation should be conducted not only with regard to Sowjanya’s case but all the cases of suspected murder, rapes occurred for the last 25 years.
“If justice is not done soon, this struggle will turn into a mass campaign in future,” he warned.