Kundapur: Nagoor-based auto driver found dead in mysterious condition

Silvester D’ Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)

Kundapur, Jan 21: An auto-rickshaw driver who was detained by Gangolli police for questioning was found dead under mysterious circumstances on a railway track near Nagoor.

On Monday, January 21, at around 3.30 pm, auto-rickshaw driver Rama Poojary (34), a resident Shalebagilu, near Kirimanjeshwar was taken by two policemen to Gangolli police station for questioning.

The police cited that a girl has filed a complaint against him and hence he has to visit the station for questioning. When Poojary did not return till late evening, his family visited the station to know his whereabouts. They allege that they came to know that Poojary was beaten up and when they questioned, the police rudely spoke to them and sent them home.

Upon reaching home, they received a call that Rama Poojary has been examined in the hospital and sent home. However, the family found his dead body in a battered condition near the railway tracks near Nagooru.

The youth from Billava community have alleged police atrocity and are protesting at the place where Poojary’s body was found since Tuesday morning.

Kundapur sub division officer Hariram Shanker visited the spot and tried to pacify the protesters. The protesters demanded that the SP should come to the spot, suspend policemen and register cases against them for inciting suicide. ASP Vishnuvardhan also arrived at the spot.

According to police sources, Rama Poojary was in love with a girl and was blackmailing her family with a video he shot with her. The girl’s family had complained against Rama Poojary asking the police not to register a case but to warn him. Police claim that they have not assaulted Rama Poojary but only sent him back after issuing warning.

ASP Kumar who arrived the spot ordered that the battered dead body of Poojary to be taken for postmortem. But some protesters alleged that policemen have stolen the gold chain that was in Rama Poojary’s neck. “The chain should be returned and action should be taken against the policeman,” they demanded.

The family of Rama Poojary claim that he was brutally assaulted. “His hands, legs and face was swollen and he could not walk. He was mentally disturbed by the assaults,” they alleged.

The truth should come out only after post-mortem. The footage of the CCTV Camera at the station should also be released, they demanded.



Comment on this article

  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Disunity among citizens makes brute forces more cruel and easy to decide. In present society whatever happens it becomes communal . The comments shows in social platforms how India divided .
    I don't think anyone will protest now because certain name is missing for protest.

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  • ashaamin, mulki

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Hello ppl
    This is done by girl side.. this guy try to scr.. others life they scr...d him.
    by looking he dont like rishaw driver look like film star.. most of them mlore ppl drama is need free money. wear good cloths plus having many affairs married one not married all are same there.. this is reality not fake ok..

    Rishaw and bus driver have so many girls affair no limit.. even girls are money making business nothing else..

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jan 21 2020

    What's happening.... Can't understand.... Everything is mysterious now a days... May the departed soul of Mr. Poojary rest in peace...

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  • Praveen Lobo, Bangalore

    Tue, Jan 21 2020

    We Indians might not have suffered from police and politicians during British rule. Saddest are our present days. The citizens are also not bothered because just think about caste, family and so on. Really sad 😢😢

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