Panel for high-level probe into M'lore attack

Panel for high-level probe into M'lore attack


  The Karnataka State Women’s Commission in its interim report on the Mangalore homestay attack has found fault with the police for not taking preventive measures and has suggested a probe by an officer of the rank of director general and inspector general of police.

 Commission chairperson C Manjula submitted the report to Home Minister R Ashoka here on Wednesday. According to the report, Subhash Padil and his accomplices, who carried out the attack, were involved in similar incidents earlier and the police did not keep tabs on them. Manjula and V M Maithili, a member, visited Morning Mist, the homestay in Padil near Mangalore, on August 1 and 2 to take stock of the situation. According to Manjula, she has received information from the police that some partying youths had consumed drugs and the police failed to conduct a medical test on them when they were taken to the police station. A group of men, said to be Hindu Jagaran Vedike members, attacked partying boys and girls at the homestay on July 28. When Deccan Herald sought to know the basis for her observation, she said: “I have evidence. One DJ who was partying is a known drug addict.” There are reports that drug mafia is active in Mangalore colleges and the government should form a special cell to check the trend.  The report says that the father of one of the girls who was partying during the attack, is a police officer and he should be immediately transferred out of Dakshina Kannada district. However, the report has not cited reason for its suggestion. But, Manjula told this paper: “The officer, who is of DySP rank, may not allow a proper enquiry because it may affect his dignity as his daughter was found partying. It is better he is transferred.”

The panel has also recommended to the government to conduct an inquiry against Loreto Rebello, the owner of the homestay, for running it illegally.

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