Students demand justice and impartial probe

Students demand justice and impartial probe

Various student organisations have condemned the alleged rape and murder of  Saujanya, a second PU student at Ujire, in Mangalore and Ujire on Friday.

Saujanya was allegedly raped and murdered on Tuesday. Demanding the immediate arrest of the miscreants involved in her murder, the students and teachers of SDM College, Ujire staged a silent protest and submitted a memorandum to the Superintendent of Police Abhishek Goyal.

In the memorandum, they urged the government to upgrade the police outpost at Dharmasthala.

Addressing the protesters, the SP said that the students will be given protection and the students need not worry over their safety. “Four teams have been constituted to investigate into the case.”

The members of Akhila Bharatha Janavadi Mahila Sanghatane, CPM, taluk Mahila Sangha too staged a protest.

In the meantime, the members of ABVP strongly condemned the incident.  Addressing a protest rally at Basaveshwara Circle in Mangalore, ABVP State Secretary Ramesh K said “the inhumane act has stunned the general public and have made all of us to bow our head in shame. The police should ensure that no such incidents do not recur as it would affect the education of girls.”

Ramesh said that the ABVP has organised protests across Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. “The police should keep an eye on drug mafia and illegal activities in the district,” he added. The students formed a human chain and shouted slogans condemning the act.

The students of Mangalore University too organised a protest, to condemn the recent rape case. Condemning the incident, the students of the University staged a protest in front of the entrance gate.

Addressing the gathering, student leader Shravan Kumar said “if the case is not taken seriously, then we will intensify the protest.”

In a press release, the Campus Front of India (CFI) has condemned the death of Saujanya. The CFI Dakshina Kannada district president Mohammed Imran said the murder has created fear among people about the safety of women in the district. “There is a need to strengthen the law to prevent crimes against women,” he said.

Police detain a man

The police have detained a man from Karkala in connection with the rape and murder of Saujanya, on Thursday night.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Pratap Reddy said the inquiry was going on and the police were collecting details of the suspect. “The middle aged man who has been taken into custody has no criminal background. We have obtained consent from his parents to conduct a medical examination on the mental status of the suspected. Teams have been deployed for conducting investigation into the matter and we are probing from all possible angles,” he said.

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