Demand for fair probe into girl's death grows shriller

Demand for fair probe into girl's death grows shriller

'Kavya's body was shifted to mortuary in a hurry'

Demand for fair probe into girl's death grows shriller

 A number of organisations have demanded that a fair investigation be conducted into the mysterious death of class X student Kavya at the hostel of Alva’s school in Moodbidri.

Briefing mediapersons here on Saturday, Friends Ballalbagh Biruver Kudla member Sanketh Poojary said such incidents have been reported in different parts of Dakshina Kannada district and were given a silent burial after a few days.

Poojary said the police statement that Kavya may have ended her life, having scored poorly in Hindi examination, cannot be accepted. “It was just a class test and not a public examination. Moreover, she was a badminton player and had a sportive spirit. She had not even showed any sign of depression while speaking to her parents on the previous day (July 19),” he said.

Answers to a few questions like why the body of Kavya was lowered even before the parents reached the hostel, whose saree she used for hanging herself and why the physical education teacher called for her for practice at 4.30 am are yet to be answered by the school authorities.

Poojary said the CCTV footage only shows her going out of the hostel and not entering it. He said the family of Kavya had accused the school authorities of harassing her and said it was not a suicide. Another member Sahana said the body was shifted to the mortuary in a hurry.

In a memo to additional deputy commissioner Kumar, the Dakshina Kannada district unit of Sri Ram Sene has demanded a high-level probe into the death of  Kavya. The memo said, “The case should be handed over to the CID. The government should sanction a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the family of the deceased.”

Members of the ABVP staged a protest in front of the DC’s office on Saturday. The protesters urged the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the issue. A delegation of NSUI members met City Police Commissioner T R Suresh and demanded an impartial probe into the death of Kavya. SFI-DYFI activists too staged a protest demanding justice, in front of the DC’s office.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel visited the house of Kavya and consoled the family members. Buntara Yaane Naadavara Matr Sangha president Ajit Kumar Rai Malady said there is a possibility of conspiracy in the death of Kavya.

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