Mangalore: Home Stay Attack - Families of Four Accused Claim Innocence, Seek Justice
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore, Sep 4: In connection with the recent attack on Morning Mist Home Stay at Padil, families of four of the accused claimed that they were innocent.
The families of Tharanath Kannur, Venugopal, Tharanath Alva and Rajesh, who are in custody, claimed during a press meet here on Tuesday September 4 that the four had nothing to do with the incident.
Chandrika Alva, wife of Tharanath Alva, Vidyavathi, wife of Venugopal, Nalinakshi, wife of Ramesh Kotian, Sri Vidya, sister of Rajesh and Sarvani, Tharanath’s mother addressed the press meet.
"In this regard, we have sent an appeal to the commissioner, the deputy commissioner and even police superintendents a month back, but have not got a positive response," they said.
Chandrika Alva said that Venugopal and Tharanath Alva did not have anything to do with the incident. "They were only spectators at the spot and that too after the incident took place. My husband has not been involved in any immoral activities till now," she said.
"Tharanath Kannur was not in Padil when the incident took place," claimed his mother Sarvani.
Vidyavathi, wife of Venugopal said that her husband was a rickshaw driver and was not associated with any organization. "The loss of the sole breadwinner has left the family in despair," she added.
Sri Vidya too said that her brother Rajesh was not involved in the incident. "He had been to meet his friend Subash Padil after watching the clips of the incident on TV," she said.
The families complained that they had not been given justice. "Ever since the arrest of our dear ones we have been running from pillar to post seeking justice," they said.