Daijiworld Media Network – Chikmagalur (SP)
Chikmagalur, Mar 19: B C Ashwini (19), daughter of Chandrashekhar from Saralatota in Bhandigadi near Koppa in the district, had committed suicide on March 5. Asha, mother of the girl, has now filed a complaint in Hariharapura police station, alleging that a teacher of Madrassa and fish merchant, along with some others, had raped her daughter, and that Aswhini committed suicide because of this incident.
In her complaint, Asha said that Ashwini had told her younger sister on February 28 this year that she will visit a friend. Shaina, her neighbour, had accompanied her at the time. When she returned the next day, Ashwini was depressed. When her sister inquired, she explained that Shaina had taken her to Abdul Razak from Devaramane, and that Razack and Gulam Sarvar had raped her. She revealed that this incident was video graphed, and that she was threatened with making the video public, if she revealed the incident to anyone. Ashwini later committed suicide.
The mother said she was in Balehonnur when the incident happened. As the younger sister of Ashwni had not told the parents about the real reasons for the suicide, they conducted the funeral of their daughter. After rumours about the incident spread, Asha said, she questioned her younger daughter deeply, and came to know what had happened.
Koppa circle inspector, Sanjeev Nayak, has taken up investigation. Accused Gulam Sarvar, fish merchant Abdul Razack, and Shaina, who is accused of helping the accused to commit the crime, have been arrested. Cases under sections 376, 306 and 50 of Cr PC pertaining to rape and murder, have been registered.