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Mangaluru: Protest over Karthik murder - Rs 1 lac announced for police if culprits caught

Mohan Kuthar
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Mar 19: Business man and local leader in Ullal Prakash Shetty on Sunday March 19 announced that he would award Rs 1 lac to the police if they nab the murderers of Karthik Raj within a month.

He was speaking at a Satyagraha protest rganized by Pajir unit of Hindu Hitarakshana Vedike along with other like-minded organizations against the police and the home department, demanding justice in the murder case Karthik Raj. The protest was staged in front of the Konaje police station.

Karthik Raj, son of former Mangaluru taluk panchayat president Umesh Ganiga, was attacked at Asaigoli on October 22, 2016. He passed away a day later.

"Five months have since the murder of the Karthik Raj. He was an innocent man. There are invisible hands behind his behind. The fact that the police have still not been able to nab the culprits has brought great pain not only to Karthik's family but to the people as well. I will award Rs 1 lac to the police if they arrest the culprits within a month," Prakash Shetty said.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel in his address said, "The state government continues to be in deep slumber despite several protests being held. The state government has completely failed in catching the culprits behind Karthik's murder. Atrocities against Hindus are happening repeatedly in Ullal limits. Several innocents have been killed or attacked, still, accused in most of the cases continue to be at large.

"Outfits in Kerala modelled after the ISI terror organization are carrying out murders. Even the murder of Rudresh was committed by such criminals from Kerala. Similarly, in Kerala-Karnataka border areas too, some elements who are following the ISI model are committing murders of Hindu youths here. Everyone should cautious about this," Nalin said.

Former MLA Jayaram Shetty said, "The state government has no respect for Hindus. The local MLAs and ministers are discriminatory in their approach towards the Hindus. When stones are pelted at a mosque, the culprit is caught within five minutes. But when an innocent youth is murdered, even five months are not sufficient for the police to catch the accused. It gives rise to suspicions whether police are under political pressure to close the case."

Mangaluru unit BJP president Santhosh Rai Boliyar warned that if the culprits in the case were not arrested within a month, protestors would barge into the Konaje police station. "The police wasted no time in filing complaint against the MP for his statement, so why cannot they file charges against Karthik's murderers?" he questioned.

It may be mentioned here that MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, leading an earlier protest for the same cause, had threatened to 'set Dakshina Kannada on fire' if the police failed to catch Karthik's murderers in 10 days. The controversial statement had resulted in local Congress leaders filing complaint against him, after which the MP had apologised.

Prior to the protest, a rally was held from Ganesh Mahal to the Konaje police station.

Chandrashekar Uchil, Chandrahas Adyanthaya, Sathish Kumpala, Satyajit Suratkal, Subhash Padil, Muneer Bava, slain Karthik's father Umesh and many others were present.

Karthik's mother, sister in tears

During the entire rally and the protest meet that followed, Karthik Raj's mother and his sister had tears in their eyes. They were inconsolable, especially when paying homage to Karthik with his portrait. "We cannot get Karthik back, but we should get justice. His murderers should be arrested. Police are only questioning people. We have cooperated with the investigations with the hope that justice would be done, but even though five months have passed, the culprits still remain untraced. We did not get justice," they said.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    To be smart city Mangaluru is under BJP ruling since 1991 for 25 years. This city should be much ahead of any developed city in India to date.

    Ever since BJP came to power Mangaluru became another capital of Nagpur. Other than moral police, morning mist attacks, cow vigilantes and compensation for fanatic companion city is not moving ahead.

    There is protest for Karthik murder.But not even single word of condolences for RTI Vinayak Baliga murder.No compensation for the lone breadwinner in the family. Instead first to welcome NAMO founder and murder accused Naresh shenoy. First to participate in havana for the murder accused.

    Smart people lacks smart people. Instead of electing wise people they fail to elect fanatic, corrupt and criminals.

    Jai Hind

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    vote bank politics,

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  • Rajesh, Manglore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Oh Yes its a Vote Bank Politics. When Nidderamayya gave 10 Lac compansation for the Death of a Cow thief that is not a vote bank politics & Nidderamayya announcing Bhagyas after Bhagyas only for minorities its not a vote bank politics. here the parents of a innocent boy who died in the hands of communal Goons, protesting for justice its a vote bank politics. very good your views much appreciated...!Just wait for one more year...election is coming Don't worry.

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  • Mohammed, Kundapur/Qatar

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Elections are nearing, Politicians play DEADBODY Politics to beg for Votes.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    I will give Rs. 2 Lakhs , but only after getting 15 Lakhs

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Mon, Mar 20 2017


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  • Vantage Point, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    This One lakh and protest will disappear the moment they find it is one of their own...Or else you can bargain for more than one lakh

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Is this Motivation or De-motivation ...

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  • prem, Moodbidri

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    We can see some youths laughing, is this picnic for you? Don't play with the emotions of the parents, who lost a son.

    Police should catch the culprits, because it is their duty, not because someone is offering 1 lac.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore / Dubai

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    They lost their son because they did not bring up their son in a good way. Moral policing should be stopped in order to have peace. One should teach their children to mind their own business and not interfere in others life.

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  • Indian, India

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Instead of giving 1 lac rs to police, give it to karthik's parents.. police will do their duty..

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  • Rajesh, Manglore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    When police will do their duty ? its already 5 months finished now how many more months your police need ? If it is happened any one from KFD or any other from Minority community what will be your opinion ?

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  • PINTO, Qatar

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    One lac is peanut...our MP who wastes no time in attending such protests would have announced more. One wonders why these people are selective in protesting murders.

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  • shrikanth, mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    instead of commenting for this situation also, better y cant u participate on politics..!

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  • avinash, Mlore/spore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    That's good news. 1 lakh hmmm. So much protest and talks. What about Mr. Baliga who is answerable to his sister. Mr nalin please stop this nonsense. Do something for baliga family too. O wait why will you support him.

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  • Haneec, Riyadh

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Election preparations by anti national goons.

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  • Mohammed Ilyas Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E, Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    One Lakh for what, unless that Police can't do their honest duty?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Now cancel Naresh Shenoy's bail ...

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  • abu mohammed, KSA / Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Culprits are missing in the protest, No prize for guessing!!!!

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