Double murder: Angry residents stage rasta roko in Hunsur

Double murder: Angry residents stage rasta roko in Hunsur

Protesters clear out after police assure of catching culprits

Seeking justice: Angry residents staging a demonstration on State Highway 88, in Hunsur on Monday. Dh photoJust as Sudheendra’s father Mohan Kumar and Srinath -- Vighnesh’s father lit the pyres of their sons, the crowd went berserk and staged a rasta-roko on Mangalore - Bangalore road.

The protest, with thousands participating in it, lasted for more than four hours and soon the situation turned into a major challenge for the police. South Zone Inspector General of Police Amar Kumar Pandey, District Superintendant of Police Manish Karbiker, DYSP Mutthuswamy Naidu and others tried pacifying the protestors -- which took a good amount of time.

Accusing the state government of not paying due attention to the incident which led to the death of these two students, people demanded to know why the incident was not accorded as much importance as it should have been.

They dispersed after the officers assured them of bringing the culprits to book.
Sudheendra and Vighnesh, the thick of friends who went to write BBM exams at Mahajana’s College in Mysore had returned as dead bodies following an episode of their kidnap that had gone awfully wrong. Though the demand for ransom of ` five crore was made by the kidnappers, the bodies of the boys were found at different spots around Chikkaballapur on Sunday.

Pace of investigation and action by police clearly left a lot to be desired. With this, the police inaction was more starkly visible than ever.

Political parties, politicians and wannabes in this arena, all tried to hijack the episode to their benefit.  Yet, it was the dignified conduct of the people and aggrieved families that saved the occasion till the last rites were over. 

 Mahajana college mourns students’ death

Mysore:  The SBRR Mahajana First Grade College has mourned the death of its students, Vignesh and Sudheendra of IInd year BBM, who were found killed by the abductors who had kidnapped them.

The college said both the college and the family were in touch with the police and assisted the law enforcement agencies. A condolence meeting was also held at the college quadrangle.

The departed students were offered rich tributes in the presence of students and staff members. The mourners observed a two minutes silence in respect of the departed students of the college.


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