Cong corporator slams CM Siddaramaiah, says gang behind daughter’s murder

Hubballi, Apr 19 (IANS): In a major embarrassment to the Congress government, as the political slugfest over the murder of a student on Thursday in Karnataka intensified on Friday, the girl’s father Niranjan Hiremath slammed CM Siddaramaiah.

Niranjan Hiremath, who is a Congress Corporator, accused CM Siddaramaiah of making a statement which would bring disrepute to his family.

Earlier, after holding a meeting with the police department, while talking to the media about the case, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had stated that any murder takes place due to personal reasons.

“It is the duty of the government to maintain law and order. The government will carry out its duty,” CM Siddaramaiah told the Press.

Speaking to the media, Niranjan Hiremath stated that along with the arrested accused Fayaz Kondinakoppa, four other persons were involved in the case and they should be arrested.

“We have given names of all four persons to the police and an investigation is being done,” he revealed.

“Those four people are outsiders. The incident had not taken place in just one day. The gang had conspired for a long time. They had planned either to trap her or to execute her. They have been threatening her in that backdrop. However, the girl had not heeded to their threats,” Niranjan Hiremath stated.

“Neha did not tell us all this but we knew that she was scared of some activity around her. We did not see fear for her life in her and did not enquire much. The CCTV footage shows her walking with confidence in the campus before the murder. If she was scared she wouldn’t have gone to college,” he said.

“The whole state and country witnessed what happened to my daughter. If they say that it is personal, what is personal in this? Are they my relatives? Have I done any transactions with them? Has my daughter had a relationship with them? What do you mean when you state that it’s a personal matter? Was there any mutual understanding? If it was true, why would she get killed?” Niranjan Hiremath questioned.

“Hon’ble CM Siddaramaiah someone is misguiding you. I am a Congress Corporator. You have to understand this. My family is undergoing a crisis, we are in tears. Do not bring disrepute to my family by issuing such statements,” he appealed.

“You get complete information first. If all of you collectively say that it is personal, who will take responsibility for the reputation of my family? I have great respect for you. People have voted you to power. Refrain from giving such statements. You get the accused with a psychotic mindset encountered,” he demanded.

Niranjan Hiremath further stated, “If you lie about a Congress Corporator, will society agree to it? Will the Veerashaiva (Lingayat) community agree? Won’t they condemn your statements? Do you want all seers to come on to the streets? They are trying to tarnish the image of a good girl. Hon’ble CM and Home Minister, I request you to study the case again, get it investigated. Don’t indulge in issuing false statements and lies. This is not correct.

“We are in tears after losing our daughter. Do not try to increase our sorrows. I am also in public life and I request you people not to issue such statements,” he appealed.

Neha Hiremath, studying MCA at BVB College was stabbed to death on Thursday by Faizal Kondikoppa, a resident of Savadatti in the Belagavi District and a BCA student in the same college. He has been arrested.

Faizal has been handed 14 days’ judicial custody.

Police Commissioner Hubballi-Dharwad, Renuka Sukumar stated, “The inputs of the deceased girl’s family have been considered and strict legal action has been taken as required. In future, also, we will initiate legal action as required depending on the facts that will come out of the investigation.”










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  • Nihal, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Peoples memories are so short. How soon people have forgotten about the triple murder in Udupi. How come nobody named any kind of Jihad for that act.. the situation is same for both the gruesome killings. Also no mention of killing of Ruksana.. Why the selective outrage. Treat every case equally

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    I am happy that Muslim groups of Hubli like anjuman have condemned and called for strict action against the criminal and also education among youths to not fall for this artificial love drama. I don't remember seeing any of this sort after the gruesome murder of 4muslim family members by Praveen chowgule in mangalore. I fact there was memes praising him

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  • Bobato Charlie, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    The girl’s father Niranjan Hiremath being distressed is clearly being brainwashed by the andhbhakt brigade!

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Grief of a parent loosing a thriving offspring is well understandable... But this case seems a personal incident rather than any community driven vested agenda... Political mileage will be definitely sought by the likes of Asoka... But this congress man should have used his ability to think rather than get submerged by emotions... Sad incident and the boy must face the stringent punishment which will be a deterrent to future culprits...

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  • Pinthaam, Mangloor

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Their love affair pics are already viral on social media, so no doubt that they were in love. This father is only trying to save his face. But murder was not the solution anyway, RIP Neha.

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  • Divakar, Mangaluru/Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    If you had little bit of general knowledge , you would have known that the head from one photograph can be the body of another person's photograph.

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  • Ananda Moorthi., Thokkottu,575017.

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    RIP......BIG SURNAME everyone is SHOUTING.poor caste so many cases daily.NO VOICE.....DISGUSTING.

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Lord Shudda is digging his own grave by this type of irresponsible utterances.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    it is quite natural that the girls father is distraught and we can understand his pain...but it is not right on his part to blame CM Lord Siddaraya...this might be the handiwork of opposition party also which is known to do these kind of things when elections are near....

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    The victim’s father too is in public life (luckily he is from Congress) surrounded by all sorts of people. It won’t be difficult for him to find out the real culprits and the motive behind this cowardly act. While Sidda is always known for making controversial statements, the corporator's allegations cannot be dismissed as totally baseless.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Maybe true, should be investigated. Maybe conspiracy of a gang to spoil the law and order situation in Karnataka.

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  • J.F.D Souza, Attavar, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    During Election time all sorts of allegations are hurled upon the concerned parties and against its leaders et. Why this congress Corporator has not complained about this grave charge to the concerned authorities. ?

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  • shiv, Bengaluru

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Same fate awaits congress leaders and supporters everywhere. when justice is not done to congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy when people torched his house, how can you expect protection and justice to ordinary corroborators and their supporters. They are after few votes not concerned about life of a girl or woman.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Love Jehad is very bad for the society as well as to the country. Nobody should support that. But when that Congress corporator was quiet when she had friendship with that boy?? He could have informed this to Police, and that time we could have safe the life of that young girl.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    Kotambari beeja Siddadevaraya are you listening...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2024

    This allegation, of a father, seems to be out of utter shock and helplessness at the sudden loss of his young child! OR induced by some opportunists to foment outrage.... what say Monty Bhai??

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 19 2024

    He is undoubtedly being used by opportunists to capitalise ande further their agenda in the midst of this tragic incident!!

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