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Thursday, October 10, 2013 3:05:48 PM (IST)  

Mangalore: Powerful people involved in Sowjanya murder case: Thimarodi

Mangalore: Powerful people involved in Sowjanya murder case: Thimarodi

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore

Mangalore, Oct 10: Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi, a Hindu leader who was formerly a member of Hindu Jagarana Vedike, on Thursday October 10 made strong claims regarding the gruesome rape and murder of Sowjanya and said that land mafia and powerful people were behind the incident.

Addressing a press meet here on Thursday October 10, he said, "The mysterious death of Sowjanya happened because of land mafia. There are powerful people involved in the murder case. Although it is a year since the gruesome death of Sowjanya, her parents have still not got justice."

Sowjanya was found raped and murdered exactly a year ago at Pangala near Dharmasthala in Beltangady. So far, the mystery of her death remains unsolved, despite CoD enquiry into the case.

Thimarodi further said, “Sowjanya was kidnapped, raped and killed somewhere else, but later her body was placed among the bushes before dawn. Though a school teacher had witnessed the kidnapping, she was deliberately made to remain silent. Due to pressure of powerful personalities, police fixed psychopath Santhosh Kumar in this case. Though Santhosh Kumar was mentally ill, he never harmed anyone in his vicinity. This shows that due to the pressure of some powerful personalities, police framed Santhosh Kumar."

Mahesh Shetty also alleged, “Though Sowjanya was brutally raped and killed, the college administration never allowed Sowjanya’s classmates or other students to join the protests. The college administration has not taken any initiative to provide Rs 1 lac insurance money to Sowjanya’s family. The college administration put pressure on students to stay away from protests. Even though it is one year since Sowjanya's death, to this day there has been no silent prayer for her. In taluk when people protested, auto drivers were not allowed to take part in the protests.

"Though Sowjanya’s parents filed complaint against three accused - Dheeraj Jain, Malik Jain and Udaya Jain - on January 10, 2013, till today police have not taken any action or made any inquiry," he claimed.  

He also alleged police involvement in the case and said, "In this case the then ASI Yogish Kumar was completely involved. Hence he is the prime suspect in the case. He has also tried to close this case. Those who fought for justice for Sowjanya were booked in false cases and attempts were made to curb their voice. Yogish Kumar went to Sowjanya’s house to investigate and took her inner wear and planted it at the crime spot. While investigating the crime spot, he found a note in which two phone numbers were written, but Yogish Kumar hid the note and did not produce it in the court. After the government handed over this case to CoD, two officers - CID DySP Rudramuni and Jagadish - took transfers on different occasions."

Expressing concerns over crime rate in Dharamasthala, he said, "Around 450 unnatural deaths have taken place in and around Dharmasthala, and most of the victims have been girls. All these cases should be brought to light. The government should take the mysterious death of Sowjanya seriously and handed over the case to CBI.

"People had organized protests over Delhi gang-rape case in the taluk but Sowjanya's case has not received such response, which indicates that some powerful people have a hand in it," he said, adding that he had even received threat calls from some people.

"If justice is not done soon, this struggle will turn into a mass campaign in future," he warned.

On this occasion Sowjanya’s father Chandappa Gowda, mother Kusumavathi, uncle Vittal Gowda were present.


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Comments on this article
smitha, manglore
Saturday, December 07, 2013

pls pls pls manglore youth people requesting all to give justice for soujanya and her family

Shetty, moodbidri/dubai
Sunday, October 20, 2013

God..watching every single dot...?To sit in silence while we wait and watch for God's teachings,

surabi, bangalore
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Whoever be the culprit, he has to be punished to give justice to sowjanyas family."Rule is a rule even for a fool"

Ashu, Bangalore
Monday, October 14, 2013

No doubt people who are involved in this crime have to be convicted. But Y conclusion even before the investigation. What were people doing till now??
Lakhs of people have been benefited by Dharmastala and their family will definitely not be involved in such as case. This whole thing is done merely for the popularity by Mr. Shetty. Better to figure out the culprit as soon as possible and punish them.

mohammad raziuddin, sabarabail
Monday, October 14, 2013

no need to appoint any cbi cod or cid. dear karnataka c.m as soon as please appoint one clean handed s.p from our police force he will surely arrest them and make enquiry.karnataka cbinet can take back any cases as per law.also can make any case as per law.please proceed rightnow.

Raghu, Mangalore
Sunday, October 13, 2013

Heggadeji who is directly & indirectly responsible for development of so many no. of people. As an individual & his family members always worked towards the common goal i.e developmental activities and providing people a better way of life. I feel the family with such a high credibility will not get into such issues. Before putting allegation on him and his family members a proper inquiry has to be made & real culprits should be punished which I am sure Heggade family will come out clean.

guru, Bangalore
Sunday, October 13, 2013

publicity stunt by using powerful names, y was thimarodi silent all these days? this is utter to give sweeping statements, lakhs of people r benefited under SDM, kindly think before u give some statement.

Venkatesh Mallya , Bangalore
Sunday, October 13, 2013

Yes, Sowjanya should get justice... people shouldn't jump into conclusions without knowing the facts. Dharmasthala is a very sacred place... let all not have any preconceived notions... let us not forget how many people are getting free meals, how many people have employments today, how many education institutions, hospitals, contribution towards culture and heritage etc... respect the people behind this... it's human tendency to find fault in successful people... let there be no prejudice... may truth be a winner end of the day...

Raghu, Belthangady
Sunday, October 13, 2013

What credibility and proof does Mr Thimmarodi have to make such wild accusations against people who have worked all their life for the betterment of society.

jd611, mangalore
Sunday, October 13, 2013

Reminds me 55 years ago the father of Virendra Heggade by accident killed his mistresses brother while they went hunting in Karnataka. You can check the news paper and older Mangaloreans have not forgotten the murder that was hushed up by money.

Prashant , bangallore
Saturday, October 12, 2013

When the fingers are pointing at family members of Dr. Veerendra Hedge, he should infact stress for CBI probe to reveal the truth and to uphold the respect and faith of all kannnaadigas have on him.

praveena, bangalore
Saturday, October 12, 2013

u can't control these things, until we r come out of FEAR ........FEAR ONLY
bcz all freedom boys of 1947 r dont nw the what is FEAR ......... FEAR

thats y

they bring freedom to india in 1947,

so it is clear only FEAR...FEAR...Makes people foolish silent

Peter Pereira, Nagoya, Japan
Saturday, October 12, 2013

Yesterday I watched the discussion/interview among dear Sowjanya's parents & Mr. Mahesh Shetty Thimrodi on TV9. Honestly, I have never seen a bold person like Mr. Mahesh directly, so strongly & openly pointing out at the deadly dangerous Mafia to Media. His will and desire to fight injustice is commendable. He deserves medal for his bravery. "I am not sure whether tomorrow I will be alive, but, I am not scared to die fighting for justice" was his statement. Dear Shetty, there is no bullet or sword is strong enough on earth to kill a person like you. You have God's grace in you. Do not look back dear sir, continue your fight to punish the rapists and murderers. This is justice not only to dear Sowjanya and his parents, but also for whole humanity. I never knew there is a place worst than U.P. and Bihar in our own Karnataka. May God bless all those who stand firm with Sowjanya's family fighting to give justice to little girl's soul. Jai Hind. Jai Karnataka. Jai Mr. Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi.

Ritesh, Udupi
Friday, October 11, 2013

Oh Manjunatha Swamy and Anna Panjurli, will you deliver justice
to the poor parents of Sowjanya in
the Republic of Dharmashtala?Congress Govt should prove that it is different from BJP. CM Siddaramayya and Home Minister
George should entrust the Sowjanya
rape and murder case to CBI immediately.Why ABVP is so silent?
People should support Sowjanya's parents irrespective of caste and creed.Please note that justice delayed is justice denied.

Stany D'sa, Balehonnur/Dubai
Friday, October 11, 2013

Vasant Raj - Mangalore/Abudhabi,
Police must arrest the Criminal irrespective of his link with the God Man.No one is above the Law even the Powerful should be punished for the conspiracy. I am sure there is one more Asaram Babu around here.

Prajwal, Bantwal
Friday, October 11, 2013

As Harshith rightly pointed out that
D.V.Sadananda Gowda and H.D.Kumaraswamy never opened their
mouth about the injustice done to
the poor family of Sowjanya.Will the Congress Ministers, BJP Mp,MLA'sMLC's and JDS MLA'put pressure on the hand over the Soujanya rape and murder case
to CBI immediately instead of playing dirty political games?These
politicians are enjoying Bale Telipale laughter show at Mijar!What a shame!!

Vincy, Bangkok
Friday, October 11, 2013

With heartedly condolences to Sowjanya’s family and May her soul rest in peace.
Dear Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi, why you did not join HJV last week rally with so called HJV hero Subash Padil.
Why you people divide into so many groups and confuse the people.
Why can’t you take one banner and one Umbrella and fight against injustice, rape, drug abuse, illegal wine shops and illegal arrack shops and all social evils.

Harshith, Mangalore
Friday, October 11, 2013

Readers Please Note : Though there were lot of press meets in Mangalore by our "telikeda bolli" ,he never uttered one word about this incident though the injustice happenned to his own community. We have seen HDK coming very often comes to Mangalore but never looked at this poor family. People should undestand the gimmics played by all the rich politicians .Organisations led by political parties( mainly Congress and BJP) are of no use .We need to support Mahesh in his fight .

Tuluva, Mangalore
Friday, October 11, 2013

Mr.Fernandes we are not having quiz here to give you a clue..and you will not finding any clue in the net either,there are so many people shouting from the rooftop who is the culprit you are still asking for the clue like a small kid,get some trip man and use your brain ..

Stany D'sa, Balehonnur/Dubai
Friday, October 11, 2013

THe Congress government must hand over the case to CBI without any further delay. No one is powerful on earth, even Hitler shot himself and died. Thimarodi is great and voiced grave concern over the land Mafias. As rightly mentioned if the Jains are involved must be arrested and brought to justice.The school teacher is key witness and if he has witnessed the kidnap then the case is almost won and the criminals should be sent to gallows. NO one is above the Law of the Land. The police also should face the law for their Corrupt role in this murder case. Jai Ho Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi for your wisdom, courage and concern for the humanity. The criminals cannot escape however smart they are. God is Great and he will destroy the WICKED. Jago Siddaramaiah Jago. Jai Kannadigas.

rajprakash, mangalore/ksa
Friday, October 11, 2013

Money and power may stop them getting punished for the time being, but when Annapnjurli of dharmasthala get angry then we will find the alleged 3 jains(jins)begging in vegitable market without dress.
Mahesh Anna go ahead.
May God bless you.

ರೋಶನ್ ರೊಡ್ರಿಗಸ್ , ಮಂಗಳೂರು
Friday, October 11, 2013

ಮಂಜುನಾಥನೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಊರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ,ನಿನ್ನ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ , ನಿನ್ನ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೀನೇಕೆ ಮೌನ ? ನಿನಗೆ ಅರಿವಿಲ್ಲವೇ ಸೌಜನ್ಯ ನನ್ನು ಕೊಂದವರು ಯಾರೆಂದು ? ಮನೆಯ , ಊರಿನ ಜನರು ಕಣ್ಣಿದು ಕುರುಡರು, ಆದರೆ ಏನು ಹೇಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಾನು ನಿನಗೆ .? ತೋರಿಸು ನಿನ್ನ ಮಾಯೆ ಪೋಲಿಸರ ಬಂದನ ಅಸಾದ್ಯ ವಾದರೆ ಕೊಡು ಅವರಿಗೆ ನರಳಿ ನರಳಿ ಸಾವು ಮುಂದೆ ಯಾರು ಇಂಥಹ ಕ್ರತ್ಯ ಯೋಚಿಸದಂತೆ .

John Tauro, M'lore / Kuwait
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mr. Mahesh Shetty's daring claim indeed shocked and surprised me. Please keep up the fight sir until Sawjanya’s poor parents get due justice. I’m sure the whole nation is behind you. Further I wish instead of handing over the case to the CBI, it should be handed over to honest officers with flawless record like Julio Ribeiro, Kiran Bedi and Daya Nayak.

Ganesh, mangalore
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Very Sad still poor family waiting for justice.

Concerned Authority pls. give this case to Mumbai Crime Branch. within one week time, Rapist and murderer behind the bar.

Tauseef, Mangalore
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Even kids in d place know who is the culprit..its a shame that police are sitting quite...shame..

essell, Mangalore
Thursday, October 10, 2013

more than 25 girls go missing/dead every year. Why? Any psychopath there? If not tackled the number may multiply!!! Police department should be free form political/religious/money power influences.

LF, Dharmastala
Thursday, October 10, 2013

It is not first time. similar incidents (rape and subsequent murder of young girls) keep on happening in Dharmastala. Local people are well aware as to who is the real culprit but they are being afraid to talk openly. Dharmastala is a holy land only for the people coming from other parts of the state/country but local people knows very well about the facts. Even local MLA raise his voice in the state assembly about this case but chief minister only promised enquiry despite both knowing who is the culprit. If the real culprit get arrested then there is lot at stake. so It is for sure that Saujanya will never get justice unless the local people come out without fear.

Mohammad Salauddeen Bantwal, Mangalore/AUH
Thursday, October 10, 2013

This is Called Fighting for Justice. It's been an year and still Mr. Thimarody havenn't stopped fighting along with sister Soujanya's Parents. Great job Mr. Thimarody. It's very rare to see personalities like you who fight agaisnt insjustice no matter even if the whole system is agianst them. Bravo, Respects!

Abu Lukman, Udupi
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Nobody is above law.when powerful people like Reddy,Lalu and Asaram Bapu are sent to jail,what is preventing the police dept in arresting prime suspects as claimed by Mr Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi. Very Bold and courageous claim.

Lingappa, Kuppepadavu/ Dublin
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Very bold statement indeed, lets not mix politics to this fisaco & let the real culprit be caught soon.

Sampath , Mlore/ Blore
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Very bold statement by Mr.Thimarodi...

Now why the Organisations like ABVP, BD, VHP are silent.... For needless reasons they protest, like College Bandh etc.... now when there is a need of justice to the poor family of Sowjanya they are silent

Raj Shetty, UAE
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thimorodi Mahesh Shetty a dynamic true hindu leader , who was always with poor hindus unlike other Hindu leaders who forget poors once get power, because of his socialist views and anti feudal policies made him ignore by his own political outfit, well done Thimorodi you are protesting for Saujanya case from starting, but till now no body cared this issue. hope your own organisation will support you and people of Dharmsthal will find true culprits with out any fear of God,,,,,, Let Manjunaatha open his eyes and give justice to Saujanyas Family.

Vasant Raj, Mangalore / Abudhabi
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Every one knows who is the criminal, killed Soujanya. ..he is a close relative to a powerful man..Unfortunately nobody is dare to tell.

R.Fernandes, Dubai
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Atleast give some hint. I am still in search mode. I already spent two hours on net.

Musthafa, Mangalore/Dubai
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dear Mr.Fernandis,
Check with locals, they will tell you. I hope all the protesters know the killer but will never speak the truth because if they do,they will land in trouble.
Soujanya parents are poor, that is why justice is delayed. I personally thank all the protesters for their support to the Soujanya.

Achhu, Mlore
Thursday, October 10, 2013

He sleeps at night and wake up morning...usually have food with curry

Peter Pereira, Nagoya, Japan
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Indeed a strong & bold statement by Mr. Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi of HJV. With this, you have completely transformed me & imbibed respect for HJV. No mafia is stronger when people join together. Mr. Shetty, do not stop here. Get the bloo## ASI Yogish Kumar thrashed and peel off his skin, the truth will come out. No matter what may come, but, our dear Sowjanya should get justice. Forget religion, forget which group we belong to, just join together to punish the rapists in a very short time. Jai Hind. Jai Kannadigas.

Viva, Bejai/Dubai
Thursday, October 10, 2013

The land mafia and the powerful people who are involved in rape and murder case of Sowjanya can be arrested and brought to justice only by CBI and not by any other agency.Will the leaders of VHP,BD.
and ABVP come out and fight for justice for the poor parents of Sowjanya?Where are our MP,MLA.MLC and other political leaders?Such a powerful godman Asaram Bapu is behind bars.Then why not Sowjanya's rapists and murderers?

Harshith, Mangalore
Thursday, October 10, 2013

I think all the daiji readers should spread this incident nationally and help the poor family to get justice. Lawmakers looks be slow on the case so that people will easily forget

Lathesh, Mangalore
Thursday, October 10, 2013

when a girl knows that she is minutes away from getting brutally raped and high chances of getting killed, the mental pain and fear she will face is beyond imagination. culprits should be subjected such physical voilence and mental fear that they should beg for death, for such people death should be mercy which they would not get for a long time untill they feel extreme remorse.

Prashanth Poojary, karkala
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mr Thimarodi your all allegation's sound much,your care towards vitcim'm family is ever recommondable.

Lavin Noronha, Paladka
Thursday, October 10, 2013

@DINESH SHETTY, PADUBIDRI/DUBAI, how can you say that only CBI can solve this problem, when CBI itself is a puppet of these powerful people?. Mind you till this date CBI is counting stars in the Arushi Talwar murder case.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

well Said sir.

jeevan, mangalore
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mr.Thimarodi is 100% right and i too feel congi will not handover this case to CBI ???? if congi handover ( not judiciary ) i will join congi...

Prashanth Poojary, Karkala
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mr Jeevan Bhai,
Please don't mix this issue with politic's,all political parties looks for their benifit only,they never bother about poor's tear, this time we should unite,we should join in this movement initiated by Mr thimarodi, its high time to show our voice againt injustice to sowjanya's murder.

Mahesh S Kotian, MLR/SMG
Thursday, October 10, 2013

No body is above law.when powerful people like Reddy,Lalu are sent to jail,what is preventing the police dept in arresting prime suspects as claimed by Mr Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi. Very Bold and courageous claim by Hindu leader...Murderers, your hide and seek time is over,get ready to go behind the bars.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I've always felt that rapist, murderers and child molesters should be put to death for their crimes. They are animals that need to be put down. Yeh powerful people ek din kuththe ki mauth marenge.

praveen, manchi
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Well said Mr. Thimarodi. Law is equal for powerful people. It should handed over to CBI and COD. Such police officers in the department should be punished first by public..

wellwisher, udupi
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Who is powerfull person, may be surrounding people knows the person involved.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


krishna, karkala
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Has CBI solved any case in the past?
A simple case of murder of a Delhi girl (Dr Talwar's daughter) still a mystery. The CBI has utterly failed to find the truth.
If Hindi speaking CBI officers are asked investigate a murder case in Belthangadi it will be total failure.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

For your kind information there are
kannadigas in CBI.

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