Massive protest in Belthangady: Demands CBI probe on Sowjanya’s case

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Belthangady, Oct. 25: Demanding for CBI probe into Sowjanya’s murder and rape case more than 20,000 people staged protest at Belthangady Taluk Maidan on October 25th Friday.



The people from various place of Dakshina Kannada take part in the massive rally and the bandh was observed in Beltangady, Ujire, Guruvayanakere, Aladangadi, Madanthyaru and Poonjalkatte urging for CBI enquiry in the case.



The protestors urged that along with the case of Sowjanya, cases of Vedavalli Harale and Padmalatha together with about 450 cases of missing people in Dharmasthala and around should be handed over to the CBI under the supervision of a Supreme Court judge.



Addressing the protestors, Esha Vitaldas Swamiji of Kemaru Sandipani said that their fight was not against any individual but the system. May no child be meted out injustice like Sowjanya. Let us continue our protest until we get justice, until the case is handed over to the CBI he said.



Hindu leader Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi who presided over the protest said that the Ministers Vinay Kumar Sorake and Abhayachandra Jain should accept their shortcomings and resign. The evidence in the Sowjanya case has already been destroyed. Ravi Pooajary, prime witness in the Saujanya rape and murder case has committed suicide four months ago. The next protest will be on national level,” he said.



Author Atradi Amrita Shetty said that to ask for justice for one child, such a large number of people were required after one year. “This is not our loss but the loss of people’s representatives elected by us. There should be no more incidents like Sowjanya in Tulunadu,” she said.

“The whole house is in gloom. Only we know how we have been surviving all this while,” said Kusumavathi, mother of Sowjanya in teary eyed.



Social activist, Devananda, Dr Harale, retired medical officer, Madhusudan of District Committee of Sri Rama Sene, Prakash Chennittala, President of Human Rights Forum, Chandappa Gowda, Kusumavathi, parents of Sowjanya, her uncle Vittal Gowda, sister Sauharda, advocate Bhasker Holla, Kaniyoor ZP , TP Members  and others are present.



Senior police officials including SP and ASP are camping at the spot and additional police forces from Kundapur, Bantwal, Venur and other places have been deployed as a precautionary measure.

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  1. I am an NRI who is very familiar with Ujire and the sorroundings. I have been reading about this unfortunate case and quite deeply hurt. What surprises me the most is the response of CM Siddaramiah. I consider him as an able CM who passionately cares about the common man. We have seen that on numerous occasions, especially in his fight against Belllary mine scandals. I just cannot believe that after all these, the evidence tampering by the corrupt and inefficient local police, that he will still use the Katnataka CID. He must act immediately. At this point of time no one will fully believe the CID report. The DNA evidence has probably been destroyed already. This issue must be raised in the Parliament no matter what. Special laws must be passed to give mandatory minimum sentence for cases like this. We all have mothers, sisters and daughters. Dear CM Siddaramiah, the people’s CM and a crusader for social justice, please speak up.

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