Shivamogga: B.S. Yeddyurappa, Shivamogga MP and national vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has urged the State government to hand over the probe into the incident of the death of a 14-year-old girl at Tirthahalli after allegedly being abducted and molested to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Speaking to presspersons after meeting the victim’s family members in Balebailu locality in Tirthahalli on Tuesday, Mr. Yeddyurappa flayed the State government’s decision to hand over the probe to Criminal Investigation Department (CID). It was unfortunate that even four days after the victim’s death, the police had failed to arrest the culprits. The way in which the probe was progressing had given rise to a suspicion that the police were under some political pressure.
Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Ratnakar, MLA, was trying to hush up the case and protect the culprits, he said. Shobha Karandlaje, MP, and ex-MLAs Araga Jnanendra and Belur Gopalakrishna were present.
Meanwhile, the victim’s father has alleged that the local police were trying to hush up the case owing to political pressure.