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Kundapur: Social worker, accomplice arrested for alleged rape of minor


Silvester D’ Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)

Kundapur, Mar 15: Udupi police have arrested the secretary of a trust and another accused on charges of rape of orphaned minor girls at Spoorthidhama in Kedur.

Kota police arrested Keshava Koteshwar, secretary of Spoorthidhama on Wednesday night after registering a complaint based on his statement. Another suspect Hanumanthappa, a Nooji resident, was arrested on Tuesday night itself. Keshava was arrested after questioning Hanumanthappa.

The suspects have been produced in the court.


Keshava Koteshwar

It was by chance that Kota station police came across ten-year-old girl, who came searching for her guardians from Spoorthidhama. She said that she will never go back to Spoorthidhama. Police arrested two suspects after the girl said that she is not comfortable to stay in Spoorthidhama as young men come there and sexually harassed her.

The children disclosed shocking news that Hanumanthappa used to come inside Spoorthidhama with the help of a rope. He used to give biryani to the children at the trust, persuade and rape them. Though the girl mentioned Hanumanthappa, she did not name Keshava. When enquired, other five children told about the rapes of children. One of them had said that Keshava raped children too. He has been booked case under POCSO Act.

The ten-year-old girl is from Shivamogga. Spoorthidhama, is a trust looking after children without parents. She was handed over to a family of Koppalu, Kuppepadav on January 14 as per adoption rules. But she was finding it difficult to adjust there. She vomited blood all of a sudden on a day. Her guardians took her to the doctors and it was found that the girl had swallowed powdered stone. Therefore, the guardians took her on March 12 saying that they are not able to look after her. The adoption process was pending in the court and the girl refused to remain in Spoorthidhama and came out without telling anybody the same day at 4 pm.

Spoorthidhama has been given the right to give children for adoption. Locals complain that Keshava, who has made it his business, has cheated many families. There were allegations of violations in old age home also. Illegal activities were carried out for the last several years with the support of secretary Keshava Koteshwar at the trust and the concerned department had ignored open statements by Koteshwar’s wife Pramila Vaz also. 

However, children welfare committee president Ronald Patrao said that he had no information about it. “As I am in Bengaluru, I could not see the file. I do not know about POCSO Act. The Act does not come under CWC purview”, he said. Some alleged that it is an attempt to close the case. 

Local Yuvaka Mandala members allege that Koteshwar is a criminal. “The organization was started in the name of Koragas. But the funds are used by himself,” they allege. It is alleged that he used to harass old people depriving them of food at old age home.

A case of sexual and physical harassment to Dalits was also registered against him. The hearing of the case is in progress in the court. Children who fled from the trust speak of his assaults. His wife too had alleged extramarital relationship with his student.

Comment on this article

  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Out of concern, humanity and sharing and caring, many people come forward to donate the funds towards such organisations. Many a times, donated money, clothes are not used on these poor inmates. If you want to donate, donate food for them or medicines, fruits and personally hand over to them. If you cannot or have no time, you can do so through reliable sources or family members. Situation is sad of people who stay like this. Girls are raped. It's become a fashion business dear people. So Don't get attracted towards the outward appearance of the committee members and their sweet talks.. What death these will go through by eating poor people's donated money god also may not be knowing..

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  • Linz, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    I hope the case is investigated at the earliest and victims get Justice. It's sad to note that the report says that the CWC president is ignorant of POCSO and says it doesnt come under CWC. If we have people like this in the committee I pity the state of children who need care and attention and also children in conflict with law.

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  • Len, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    I hope the case is investigated at the earliest and children are given care and legal support. POCSO

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  • Roshan Braganza, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Looks like girl is not happy anywhere , be orphanage or guardians , she needs some mental counselling . Plus the orphange must have good walls and security , and adoption rules has to be leniant , so that many children can find solace

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  • PEDDA GUNDOO, MANGALURU

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Shoba might be busy in election or ignoring as its a matter of her own one of the voter and she afraid to raise the voice as she will loose one vote !

    If it would have done by minority she wouldnt hesitate to sit one the road

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    chi thu keshava... you should be hanged to death

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    To all those who don't care too much about reality, a small percentage of the population tends to suffer from pedophile behavior.

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  • VANITHA, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    All concerns are to be aware now,

    there are several baby care child care units, schools and tuition centers running in small small house premises.
    as per the rules all schools should be in public zone with a space of minimum 20 cents with open visible building and approach roads . our BEO's and administrative's are ignoring these rulesand permitting the private schools to run in small houses. It is the time to think about small kinds life .
    Be aware and take care of your surroundings ; and think about our children school; and avoid future possible incidents.
    BEO's take while providing permissions.
    Regards

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  • FLORA D'SOUZA, Kalmady - Jerimeri (Mumbai)

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Very shameful... Is he a Man or Dog? Using those innocent children for his pleasure. Should punish him..

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  • Jrome, M angalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Why madam Flora...i dont think dogs are not so mean as to rape puppies...

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  • Prakash, Bajpe

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Kori Keshava is a nice guy always helpful. My friends please dont spoil his name.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Social worker Keshava Koteshwar was facilitated in many places and organisations including Bangalore / UAE. He was hailed for his good work by many Institutions and organisations . But if you speak to Locals you will get the real story. He is misusing childerns funds also.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Keshava Koteshwar should be kicked between the Legs ...

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  • Abdul jabbar, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    Repeatedly until its of no use...

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  • Sreekumar, Manipal

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Social worker!! My foot

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Very very sad the lives of these young kids 😭. Some incidents come to the notice of the public..many go unnoticed.. Really sad.. Such a big bull that K. Koteshwara..

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    He should be soon k-SHAVA.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Politicians say, women are safe now. But, so many cases of rape, molestation and murders say a different story.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Very disturbing! Such devils deserve no place on earth.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    All trust should be inspected from government officials regular interval basis.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Land donated from one of kind hearted minority community person. Where spoorthidama situated.

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  • lawrence lobo, australia

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    when will be there a day when a girl child feel that she is safe by all means .cant nothing been done for the lust that a man has and tourtures this little kids who are innocent? this kind of men need to be punished in such a way that the other man should feel the fear.

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  • Raghavendra M K, Mumbai Maharashtra

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    the face looks like chaddi gang member.

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  • Kori Keshava, Bajpe

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    This man spoiling KESHAVA name !

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Don't take to heart.. He is Keshava koteshwar.. and you are "kori keshava" kokko... ko.. Ko🐓 we know you are good.. ಕಾಡಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಲಿ ಘರ್ಜಿಸಿದರೆ, ಮನೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಓಡೋದಕ್ಕಾಗುತ್ತದಾ ??so feel free

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  • Kori Keshava, Bajpe

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Today chicken sukka ghi cynthi bai!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Exactly right... How you came to know ?.. Today free supply all over d. K.?? Great astrologer ..predicted right Kori anna god bless

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Cynthia
    I think this gentleman is dealing in Kori business, hence that name. One of my friends, James, wanted to start a big piggery with machinery after he came down from gulf. When he asked his wife for suggestion, she said, business was fine, but she did not want to be called "wife of Dukor James". He did not start that business

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    She is right in objecing that business . Because nicknames are given according to the business 😆😆😆

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Even, what about Hanumanthappa ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Castrate these Ch ...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    This Keshava, Franco & Robin all should to be castrated .....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    First Prove ...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    No need of proofs for the one who keep issuing death sentences for each & every case ....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai
    Your own words "If proven guilty of abusing children, to be hanged immediately" ....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Yes everyone who rapes and make the lives of girls/ladies and their families

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  • Cynthia, Cynthia

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Correction.. *miserable and cause mental harrassment

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  • D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Mr, Prashanth.

    I am not in favour of Franco and I know he is been proved. But let me remind you... Franco is not a cradle rapist Oh no definitely not.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    A rape is a rape, do not categorise it, sexually exploiting somebody without their wish, is rape ....
    Both Franco & Keshava used their influence & victims helplessness to satisfy their libido ....
    If Franco is not a cradle rapist, he is not at all less sinner, he misused his post & power ....
    Pedophiles like Keshava are found everywhere, aware parents should identify them immediately ....
    Children to be educated to identify improper touch & advances of such people and report it to parents ....

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  • judith, india

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Feel so sorry for these orphaned children first they have nobody to care and then such thing happen in orphanages. The culprits should be strictly punished and not left else they will open some other orphanage and continue unsacred things. Sadly the bajrang dal and senas never encounter such rapist and child abusers.

    CWC pls dont sleep. You are paid from our tax money,do your duty properly so many orphanages are illtreating and abusing children who cannot fight for themselves.

    People be vigilant in your neibourhood as far as possible see that children are not orphaned if parent are suffering due to medical problem or any suicidal tendencies pls help them. World is very bad for orphans...proved.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Malla kalve, kann de ghotthapundu ....
    Such creatures are serial offenders, why would the society and police tolerate such people ....
    If proven guilty of abusing children, to be hanged immediately ....

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