MANGALORE: Even when people’s representatives in Dakshina Kannada district turn blind eye towards the cause of Ujire minor girl Nirmala (name changed), who was raped and murdered brutally six months ago, an MP from Kerala promises girl’s family that the matter will be brought to the notice of the Parliament.
Kasaragod MP P Karanukaran from met girl’s parents and told them that he would raise the issue in the Parliament to seek CBI inquiry. The MP, who was on an election campaign trail for CPI-M candidate BM Bhat in Belthangady constituency, met the family of Nirmala and promised that he would raise the issue in the Parliament.
Karunakaran told TOI that he has received the copies of complaints from parents of Nirmala. The MP said the case needs to be inquired by the CBI to find the truth.
“It is unfortunate that none of the people’s representatives have taken up the cause of the girl yet even after six months of the inhuman incident. I have spoken to parents of the girl and I have gone through the complaints. I will bring it to the notice of the Parliament. I will seek the intervention of Union home minister and Prime Minister in the case. Copies of complaints filed by girl’s parents and a memorandum will be submitted to the home minister and Prime Minister. I would seek a CBI inquiry into the case,” he added.
Nirmala, 17, II PU student of SDM College, Ujire, was allegedly raped and murdered on October 9, 2012. The incident had occurred while the girl was on her way to home at Pangala near Ujire after classes.
The Dakshina Kannada police, who investigated the case initially, had arrested Santhosh Rao from Bajagoli in Karakal, who was described as mentally unstable. On an appeal by the girl’s parents, the case has been handed over to the CID. However, parents are not happy with the CID inquiry.
(Vinobha K T, TNN)