SHRC chairman S R Nayak visits Abalavadi

Affected family fears threat to their lives; seek protection

State Human Rights Commission Chairman S R Nayak visited Abalavadi, the village that shot into fame after the honour killing case, which claimed the life of a woman Suvarna, who was allegedly hanged to death by her parents, to collect necessary information related to the case.

The alleged victims of Abalavadi honour killing case Venkatachalaiah, father of Govindaraju, lover of Suvarna, mother Tulasamma, brother Thimmappa and sister-in-law Thayamma met SHRC chairman Nayak at the travellers bungalow in Maddur on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum.

The family requested the chairman to make alternate arrangements for them to live in any other village as their lives are in danger and are living in constant fear.

Explaining their problem they said they are facing threat to their lives and sought protection. BSP leader Dr Krishnamurthy, organisation for women empowerment Mallige, Cheeranahalli Lakshman and others explained the honour killing case and provided the necessary details. They demanded action against the accused.

Speaking after receiving the memorandum, Nayak said a case has been filed based on the reports of the media on the honour killing case in Abalavadi on November 11. He had to visit the place as the case has turned serious.

He said he would also visit Abalavadi and interact with the residents of the village over the incident. 

A report will be prepared based on it, he said.

The family has submitted a memorandum addressed to the deputy commissioner seeking suitable protection and Nayak expressed his confidence that the district administration would do the needful.

Deputy commissioner P C Jaffer, superintendent of police Koushalendra Kumar, Dy SP Uthappa, tahsildar Nagaraju, CPI Prashant and others were present.

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