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Mangaluru: Sowjanya case - Jains deny allegations, say ready for retests

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Feb 16: Following allegations by parents of Sowjanya, who was allegedly raped and murdered in October 2012, that the police had not interrogated three persons whose names they had submitted as suspects in the case, the threesome - Mallik Jain, Dheeraj Jain and Uday Jain on Thursday February 16 denied the allegations and said that althought they had undergone every test conducted by the CBI and the police, they were ready for another round of tests to prove their innocence.

Addressing a press meet here, Mallik Jain said, "The 50th additional sessions court (CBI special court) in November 2016 had summoned us (including Uday Jain and Dheeraj Jain) to appear before it to face trial in the case. The CBI and the police have interrogated us in every possible way and we have undergone every test conducted by the CBI. The allegation made by Sowjanya's parents is totally false."

Dheeraj Jain said, "We still do not know how the three of us are connected to this case. We have undergone DNA test, blood test, brain mapping, lie detector and also all our call details have been cross-checked. Our names were first heard after one year of the incident. In the year March 2015, we underwent the tests at Chennai and Bengaluru as per the procedure of the court. The court also ordered that we are not required for further investigation. But in November 2016, the CBI special court summoned the three of us to appear before it to face trial in the case, saying that we are the accused in the case. We had to then move the high court to obtain stay on this as we are not involved in the murder but we have still been labelled as accused.

"If the Sowjanya's parents are not satisfied with the earlier report, we are ready for further probe and will undergo all the tests from the beginning. We are not affiliated to any political party, and unneccessarily our names are dragged into the case," he said.

"I was working in the temple administration and I used to take rounds of Bahubali hillock to ensure that no one was found roaming around in the premises before it closes. Santhosh was found lingering suspiciously at the hillock and he ran away when he saw us. Noticing that, the locals caught him and handed him over to the police. The locals themselves linked him to Sowjanya murder case. We were not involved in any political activities or in any kind of disputes with any persons or organisations. Even we want Sowjanya's parents to get justice and real culprits be nabbed," he added.

Uday Jain said, "I am a rickshaw driver and I did not know Dheeraj Jain and Mallik Jain before. Inclusion of my name in the case came as a shock for me. None of us knew Sowjanya or her family members."


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  • Vincent Pinto, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 17 2017

    not need test, no need CC camera. Sri. Manjunatha swamthi is their to see.

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  • Nithya, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    Narco analysis is the only option left. And who change colors whenever central govt changes.

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  • ranjith, mangalore / middle east

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    noticable fact - Uday Jain wearing a UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON shirt... rickshaw driver and bennetton shirt.. !

    made in india !

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  • bala, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    One thing to be noted after this case the unnatural death cases at around Dharmasthala has come down dramatically.

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  • lukas,

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    CBI should have interrogate that time police officer who is the responsible for delay in investigations and spoil all witness .even no one in this case underwent major test like Telagi .

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  • Anand, Karkala1578

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    Why Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi not coming into picture? CBI should ask him first for his back out?

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  • Rita D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    The Heavenly Court where the Almighty God - The Judge of all Judges - abides on the Throne - will give his verdict soon. The tears of Sowjanya's parents shall not go unaswered.

    Sowjanya.. we all know you are there in the House of God. Please intercde to God for protection of all the girls of this earth.

    RIP innocent soul.

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  • reshma, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    God the Almighty may not punish a robber or a rapist in this world but He will surely hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    Reshma.... Bhagwan ke ghar me der to hai par andher nahi..... Swarga naraka yella ee bhoomiyallee...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    Send them for Narco Analysis ...

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  • Mohan Poojary, Kanekarabettu,Mangaalore

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    Dheeraj Jain and Mallik Jain, only " Anna Panjurli " knows the truth, and there will be result very soon. If you are not guilt then nothing to worry.

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  • Jagdish, Mumbai, UAE

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    Only Departed soul knows who is the culprit.. No one can escape the almighty judgement.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    Summage irabahudittalla ??? Hegalu yaake oresikolluvudu ??

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Suratkal/M'lore/Bahrain

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    There is no justice, evidence destroyed . This is how the rich and powerful get away with heinous crimes like rape an d murder.

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