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Bantwal: Soumya murder - political parties join hands, demand death penalty to accused

Bantwal: Soumya murder - political parties join hands, demand death penalty to accused

Mounesh Vishwakarma
Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (VM)
Pics: Kishore Peraje

Bantwal, Feb 27: A large number of people including party members from BJP, Congress and JD(S) gathered in front of taluk office at B C Road here on Wednesday February 27, demanding death penalty to the accused arrested in connection with Soumya’s attempted rape and murder.

Addressing the protest, MLA Ramanath Rai, "The fact that such an incident could take place that too in broad daylight is a matter of shame to the society. This gathering has been called in order create awareness among people. We need to put a stop to such kinds of incidents."

He also urged the government to allot some funds for the family of Soumya.

Former MLA Rukmaiah Poojary addressing the gathering asked lawyers not to fight the case in the favour of the accused. "In this regard an appeal will be sent to the bar council members," he said.

Congress leader Harikrishna Bantwal condemned the incident and demanded death penalty to the accused. JD(S) Youth district president Krishnappa Poojary warned that the protest would continue till justice was delivered and strict action taken against the accused. He also urged public support for their protest.

Some locals who were part of the protest expressed fears that the case may be diluted by declaring the accused as mentally unstable.

After the protest, a memorandum was submitted to the government through the tahsildar demanding strict action on the case.

Chandraprakash Shetty, zilla panchayat member, Mamatha Gatti, MS Mohammed, Chennappa Kotian, Ananda Shambur, taluk panchayat vice-president, Dinesh Amtoor, Abbas Ali, Mayilappa Salian, B H Khader, Padmanabha Naringana, Mohan C S, Madhava Mave, Pushpavathi among others were present.

 

Janardhan Poojary raises Rs 1 lac for victim's family

Former union minister Janardhan Poojary visited Soumya's family on Wednesday and handed over Rs 1,10,000 collected from the district Congress party workers during a press meet in Mangalore. The entire amount was handed over to Soumya’s father Seetaram Purusha.

Speaking to reporters later, he condemned the cruel act and said that the incident had brought shame to the society. "I have already spoken to higher police officials pertaining to the matter so that the accused gets maximum punishment. We should see to it that such incidents do not recur," he said.

"Temple priests, church priests and mosque heads should work together to ensure that youth are not misguided and that they do not imbibe crude behaviour. Youth should treat women equally and with respect, and in this regard, the elders should guide them in the right direction," he said.

On the occasion, KPCC secretary Ashwani Kumar Rai, Congress leader Harikrishna Bantwal, zilla panchayat member Chandraprakash Shetty, Panemangalore block Congress president Abbas Ali, P V Mohan among others were present.

 

Comment on this article

  • Ganesh, Bengaluru

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Ismail Mangalore

    Religion itself is a bogus and is created by human beings for their convinience. Respect human value instead of Religion.

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  • GERALD, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    HATS OFF TO SHRIMAAN JANARDANA POOJARIJI. WELL DONE.

    INDIA NEED SUCH KIND OF TRUE LEADER MORE. JAI HO.

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  • sridhar, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Respected Poojary Sir, I have no worgs to appreciate your gesture towards poor and downtrodden. May the almighty bless you.You are a real leader of the poor-"badavarabhandhu"

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  • Lingappa, Kuppepadavu/ Dublin

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Nice pose for a impressive pic.Vote bank politics and publicity stunt. Nothing concrete is gonna happen from these bunch of jokers. I heard someone has stepped in to adopt Sowmyas siblings.The gentleman's gesture without any fanfare and media limelight is commendable.

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  • H Kunder, Mumbai / Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    United We Stand Divided We Fall.

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  • abdul samad, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    ELECTION NEAR BABA ..WE WANT DO SOMETHING B,COZ OF VOTE...? WHAT U SAY KANTHA...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Good Gesture.I know Mr Poojary's ability to help on the spot. He has done it on so many occasions and selflessly. Good to see all parties coming together for a cause. Hope they will unite also when the 'country' faces any emergency.

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  • Mahesh Rao, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Local elections are round the corner. Hence politicians are fishing in troubled waters.

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  • David Lobo, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Whatever might be the gravity of the incident ( murder ), let political parties and the media not interfere into the episode. The media sometimes plays a good and bad role, many a times distorting the facts of the case. Politicians then play in these waters.Courts too could be influenced by distorted newspaper / media reports thereby delivering wrong judgments. Let us look at such matters responsibly.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    I really can't imagine the height of INABILITY of our Local Government as well as whole lot of Political parties in this episode.
    In a small village, it is impossible to believe that RAPISTS and MURDERERS are not known.
    Fear of repercussions must be the reason for not exposing the offenders!
    Fear at Individual level is understood, but fear in party level also? IT IS GOONDA RAJ!
    What expectations common man can have from Governance then?

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    This one will also follow the same suit like sowjanya case, nothing will happen, well its easy to crack sowjanya case in hours by our own policemen,Interference of Central Govt is not required. but govt is not interested because everybody near belthangady knows who did it.

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  • VIVIAN JOHN VEIGAS, ADKABARE/BAJPE=574142

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    WHEN A COW IS KILLED OR DEAD OUR DEAR BHAJARAG DAL , RAMASENE MEMBERS MAKE BIG NOISE .. WHY THEY ARE NOT PROTESTING THIS BRUTAL ACT? MY REQUEST TO ALL POLITICAL LEADERS:
    PLEASE DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TRAGIC SITUATION. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE HELP DECEASED FAMILY OTHERWISE PLEASE STAY AWAY...
    PUKKA

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  • Krishna Kant, Mangalore/Moodbidri

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    now this is what we call unity thanx for coming out hand in hand for a right cause... please do not let the rapist get out of the hand... hang in high

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  • proud to be an indian, kadiyali/kunjibettu udupi , dubai

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    happy to c tht al leaders joined togather . mp of mangalore and al CHADDIS are missing . plz inform ths rape news to kalladka prabhakar bhat and pramod muthalik . may this girls soul rest in peace . very sad to c the condition of this family .

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  • ASHOK, MANGALORE

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    ,NALIN KUMAR KATEEL,MP OF MANGALORE CONSTITUENCY..he waste dump...not presentable & not able face with media , he know only local language. ANY MP should be well qualified even if from any party. See how good Udupi MP & he deliver the job . Any Party please selelect good candidate for Eleection MP or MLA Even MCC.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    IN a country where 95% of Rapes are not reported and less than 10% of
    those result in Conviction, harsh punishment will only lead to more
    graft to police and Judiciary. It will not diminish rapes or violence
    against women. First law should be to ban rape accused and criminals
    from gaining power.

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  • Hitachintak, dubai

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    At least Minister came and visited. am wondering dal parties (Bajarangees HJV sri rama sene etc) they were shining before in front of media that they are protecting mangalore. Finally all are bullshitt. JAGO MANGALOREANS JAGO

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    I guess our Culture Policemen have gone back in their RAT HOLES......

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  • GERALD, MODANKAP

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    JUSTICE HAS TO BE GIVEN TO THE DEPARTED SOUL !!! WE NO NEED HERE ANY POLITICAL PARTIES AS WE ARE PAYING THE TAX AND PAYING SALARIES TO THE BELOW APPOINTED
    A) POLITICIANS
    B) POLICE
    C) ADMINISTRATION
    D) COURT
    E) MP AND MLA MLC
    F) GOVERNER
    D) MEGISTRATE
    E) DISTRICT COLLECTOR AND THE LIST GO ON ......

    WHY WE NEED ALL THE ABOVE BEAUROCRATES IF THEY INACTIVE AND NOT PROTECTING BASIC RIGHT OF LIVING IN THIS COUNTRY !!!

    SOUMAYA SHOULD GET THE JUSTICE IN ANY COST !! AS SHE HAD A BIG DREAM TO HER FAMILY !!!! I ADMIRE HER !!!

    DAIJI TEAM YOU ARE REALLY REALLY GOOD !!! GOD WILL BLESS YOU

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  • Asraf, kuwait

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    The best punishment is to see the convict should take care of the family till end

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Keeping aside my political views particularly against congress's reservation politics & in particular JP's efforts in advocating the same casetism/votebank politics, I would like to apprriciate Poojary's efforts in generating a fund from district party workers of congress to the needy family of Soumya which is the most priority deed of the hour.

    No matter whatever is the political interest, am sure the beraved family would benifit financially atleast and help them to get back their life together after such a tragic loss which anyone would not want his worst enemy to go through.

    At the same time if its true that the state Govt/local MLA/MP or anyone from BJP unit has not reached out to Soumya's family until now, its really shame on their existence. I hope the Govt propose & comitt to some economic package or under the exisiting schemes so atleast this family might live their lives in a resepctable manner without being a burden to the society.

    As for people like us, for whom the god has blessed us to be able to help out atleast little bit by sharing from that allowance we waste on some small luxury in life like a rich food or shopping over the weekend to a needy in time family like late Soumya, then I dont think we deserve more respect than the politicians whom we chide nor there is a meaning to our life.

    I Hope everybody does their bit,thats the least we can do now.

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  • Ganesh, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Thank u very much for political party support. Public, media, police and politics if they work sincerely then there is no fighting only peace we can see.

    God Bless You all : Specially Media, Public, and politician and police who is investigating the case.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU-KSA

    I know you fustration about Nalini kateel.. after all he is your MP.. show respect but not touch his feet.. I really appreciate your swamy bhakthi...

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Jeevan..I understand your tight position being a member of Sangh Parivar,they let you down in this issue.I did not see Naleen Kumar participating in such kind of gathering nor he was participated in Parliament debate concerning any projects related to Mangalore.Yeah I did see him in party meeting and other petty meetings.All walks of people including major political Party leaders gathered here except NKK!!!!See Mr J.Poojari,with out any power,he contributed bit and that's why J.Poojari is admired by every one including your BJP people also.Jeevan, Inconvenience in this matter is highly regretted

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Dear Sonal kn.Mangalore
    Daiji has reported the crime early.Even newskarnataka.com also published the earlier news as well as Poojary's gesture seperately.It is not correct to assume that Poojary acted only after DW took the initiative.In fact this is not the first time Poojary is doing such type of charity work.He always helps the neeedy many time without any publicity.It is also not wise to despense with politicians in matters concerning sensitive issues like this.After all they too have heart.Let us be positive...think poistive...act positive..result will also be positive.
    One important thing ...I am not a fan of any politicians in Mangalore or even in entire Karnataka.

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  • Anitha D'souza, Pangla/Shankerpura

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    All the political leaders joined together this shows unity among the public about this case.The dreams of Sowmya is smashed by this so called culprit Satish.Court should take the action of death sentence as soon as possible.So thats such incidents may not occur & Soumyas family will get justice.

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  • ismail, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Where is Bajrangis, H J V and other Bogus hindhus and its Hinduthvaas....

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  • sonal kn via iphone, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    i m 100pcnt sure tht political leaders wokeup after daijiworld article for help. election on card and its prestige issue for them. i bet daiji readers wl contribute much much more than these politicians. anyways thnks for help

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  • vasant raj, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    In Dakshina Kannada every second person knows who is the accused, but unfortunately no body have the guts to come front. Even news papers, politicians also know this. This is not KAANADA KAI.

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    If public expresses solidarity the real culprit could be booked within no time.These type of incidents should not happen again in our land DK.People should remain vegilent always and the parents of the girl child in particular.
    Action by Sri Poojary raising Rs.1.10 lakh(10,000/- from his own fund)to help the deceased family is commendable.

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  • ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU-KSA

    Wed, Feb 27 2013

    Indeed good mission and good to see all political parties,leaders and public in general together and conveyed a message that such kind of heinous crime no more tolerable.Hope,criminals understand public outcry.INTERESTINGLY,NALIN KUMAR KATEEL,MP OF MANGALORE CONSTITUENCY,NO WHERE VISIBLE SINCE THIS CRIME TAKEN PLACE!!!!!

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  • mamatha, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    dear brother whatever u mentiond last tht was realy true no bdy was there i was realy surprised bt really feel happy when a lady like mrs gatty n party leaders of congress they r really showing their intrest nt for publicity but on humanity n really impressed wth dis leaders n feeling sad too tht ppl who r talking abt hinduism n all dint evn get a time to participate in dis kind of major issues.

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