Sullia: Priest of Kukke Subramanya temple assaulted by police constable


Daijiworld Media Network - Sullia (MS)

Sullia, Mar 29: A priest of Kukke Adi Subramanya Temple was allegedly assaulted by a policeman on the evening of Saturday March 28. The incident came to light on Sunday March 29.

The temple priest, Srinivas, was on his way to the temple to offer evening puja when the incident took place, it is learnt.

As per the accusation made by Vipra Parivar organization, Srinivas was walking towards the temple when he was allegedly stopped by Shankar, a constable belonging to Subramanya police station, and questioned as to where he was going amid the lockdown. The priest told him that he was going to offer puja, but the constable refused to listen and allegedly beat him up with his lathi.

Vipra Parivar organization has urged the SP and DC of Dakshina Kannada to take action on the police constable.

The constable is well known to the priest as per the Vipra organization. The organization has condemned the act and urged the district SP and DC to suspend the constable immediately.

The district is under lockdown owing to coronavirus that has spread across the state. Section 144 has been imposed and citizens have been asked to stay home. Shops and business establishments are closed, except for pharmacies and other essential services.

  

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  • SHAUKATH ALi, DUBAI

    Mon, Mar 30 2020

    Good job by Police team

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  • R.L, udupi/usa

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    No partiality every body has to follow the rule polices are doing there job.

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  • Praveen, Udupi

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    The action by the police constable is highly condemnable.

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  • Thomas Saldanha, Toronto

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Police action is unwarrated if the priest was walking alone. Police could have warned him of the consequences of stepping out during lockdown and let him return to the place, if he was apologetic. But the larger picture here is, that the police action is not because he was seen walking towards the temple, but it is anyone who is disobeying the orders and police with their limited resources and massive gap in police:people ratio (1 for 568), they have no bandwidth to check who are laymen, or priests or bureaucrats.

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  • Pascal Dsouza, Kinnigoli

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    What is the process to go out for medical / essential reason.

    Is there a pass system/ a placard can be placed with evidence of medical history on the vehicle.

    May be the consultation over the phone and medicines delivered to doorstep.

    If not how the genuine person who requires attention or need of medicines will be on the wrong end of receiving the stick.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 30 2020

    If merciless caning is one can get without first ascertaining the reason to be out, it's safe to put one's hands up & go as there is no "officially laid up procedure", to my knowledge, to convince the law enforcers about the reason to be out!! I understand there is only section 144 in place, and not a curfew order!!

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  • Srujan Maharaj, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    In this Critical time law is main.When Govt ordered Lockdown then it is our duty to follow the order.God is everywhere you can pray where ever you are he will listen to your call. Lets us do our duty by obeying the department and Govt.Think about Police and Hospital staff day night they are working just to safeguard us....GROW UP PEOPLE BE MATURED

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    No one is above the law ...be it Mullah ,temple priest or the Church father

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  • Vinod, USA

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    I completely agree with the above statement. No one is above the law. Please stay at home. Take a break from religious matter until china virus goes away.

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  • Prashanth, Udupi / Dubai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Yes Sir but show must go on ... Timely Pooja, prayer has to be done on specified time at least by 1 priest in every temple, mosque or church. At present situation around pray is must please don't stop it.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    People,

    IPC section 144 prohibits assembly of more than 4 people...Priest was 'Supposedly' going alone for his Puja...Why beat him ???....

    Whats wrong with our Policemen ???...British taught them to beat natives with Cane ...and they are following this since 1885... Same Cane British Police / Western Police don't carry in UK/West , Why???....

    I believe this type of 'Senseless beating' will create unnecessary hatred in the heart of people who get beaten up...

    Time to teach our Police better ways of Crowd control...than this primitive way of Crowd Control...

    I don't blame Police Constable Shankar here...I blame people who taught this Primitive Crowd Control and wrote this 1885 Police manual...Ouuch...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Rick Daniel, London

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Langoo,
    Why you are dragging British here. They left us on 15th August 1947. They "never told us to continue whatever they taught". If you can not change from them that means you don't no anything. Of late people like you and a lakhs from our country gone to western countries to learn from them. I don't understand anything is justifying about your comment here.
    Better give some taught while dragging others.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Anything's happening good we Indians take credit and say we are proud to be Indians but anything bad happens to us we are quick in blaming western culture or British or others. We Indians work in all these western nations and our behaviors have not changed in appreciation of others rather dragging other countries into own faults. People grow up and start appreciating and if there is a fault of anyone help them to correct it. In this scenario policemen should be warning the individual of the danger of this disease but he beaten the citizen. More education of this virus is required around the society. Longo now dont blame covid19 is Britisher problem

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Are you implying Indians are not capable of thinking for themselves?

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  • Rohan, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    There are many people who were punished for not adhering to the govt. instructions. Why make a big issue of it.

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  • Lester Pinto, Mangalore-Chennai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    No person is above the law. In this case, the priest is wrong and the cop is right. He has done his duty maintaining social distance while using the cane!

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  • Maria D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Noone is above law. This holds good for religious leaders as well. Locked down is for all the citizens and residents of India. This person should deserve the same penalties or punishment as stipulated by the government. Cop has not done anything wrong, he has exercised his duty as a responsible citizen and to safeguard the rule of the government. Hats off to you dear Mr Shankar IPS. We all are with you. This is for the good of all the people, not for the police forces. It's high time that the people should realise the seriousness of staying home and protect themselves and the society..🙏🙏

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  • Prakash, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Its everyone responsibility to follow the order. Police are also helpless they need to follow order of their superiors.
    But beating with cane is unhuman. This should be stopped. Government should find alternative option instead caning.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    The victim didn't create any show, he promptly answered the police why he was out; police duty first was to warn him and ask him to go home before camping him like an animal! What sort of rude behaviour is this?

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Hope priest will know the importance of this disease and how to avoid the spread of this disease. Many are still not getting the message and this viral disease can destroy the community. Pooja do from home. Stop asking the cop to suspend. Only govt can help in advertising in public media about this disease and educate people why they should not go out and how to prevent this disease. The other day I was tkkng to my known elderly person in India. She was not able to say covid but said Kuwait and has no clue about this disease of spread
    Through social media in local languages in broadcasting will help people to understand better

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    When a law is ordered not to loiter around ,stay home it should be followed by all.Minister,Priest or any other person except urgent needs like medicines.Second puja could also do at home .It was not a urgent matter.why they dont understand this?God knows the situation.And Police too was too harsh.Need not assault the person so badly.Everybody is in high pressure .One should be human enough .Could tell him go back or will arrest him.He is gone too far.

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  • Nagesh, Moodbidri

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Seven migrant workers, who came back home to West Bengal's Purulia district from Chennai amidst the Coronavirus-induced lockdown, perched themselves on a banyan tree to remain in quarantine, in the absence of separate room for self-isolation in their small huts. So no one should get infected in the village although they are not infected.
    The priest, me and the others should learn from them.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Rules are rules to everyone.... Covid 19 is on its 3-4 stage in india .. y can't the priest stay at home n understand the seriousness of covid 19 ... Cant blame the police constable he was doing his duty ...

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Law is same for every religion / upper & lower casts.
    Lock down means lock down.
    God will here prayer from anyplace if you have faith.

    No meaning in complaining against the police officer.
    He is doing his duety thats it.

    Otherwise first of all PM or CM has to mention lockdown is only for poor & daily wages people.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Whats wrong with the priest going alone to the temple and offering puja? He will definitely not spread the virus to diety. As long as he will not open the temple to devotees it would have been alright. Maybe he could even broadcast the puja online and devotees could obtain blessings. The administration has to jandle matters of faith with sensitivity.

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  • Lakshman, Manjeshwar

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Let's be safe.. Corona has hit countries like Italy and Spain. Also Norway and US. Social distancing is need of the hour.

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  • SK, Dubai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    There are both responsible
    Public should care himself & stay home, in emergency if they want some things should publish reason
    2nd thing police should verify the reason of left home.

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  • Edward Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Rules are same for Tom, Dick and Harry, so follow them at this hour of time.

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  • Ken, Mlore/DXB

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Rules are same, whether you are Amar, Akbar or Anthony. Please stay at home and go out only for essential purchases, like food and medicine. In addition, even when you are out, please wear masks, and wash your hands and clothes once you are back at home. Lets stay safe and healthy.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    1.Social Distancing is,strongly advocated.
    2.Lock down is a Lock down.
    3.Relaxation hours are given for all kinds of activities.
    4.It has,come to light that there is No Absolute Lockdown
    In any case after relaxation hours ,you need special permission and valid papers from Authorities concerned to move around ....That way Law is Equal for all.
    5._When God himself has sought to sit inside LOCKED ...who are we to roan outside ??
    My simple advice to ALL BIG BIG PREACHERS ,,,HEALERS,WORSHIPPERS...DEVOTEES....
    Enough time spent on the OUTSDE ....Time to go INSIDE and to explore ....There's a lot of WEALTH to be exploited here too ! Wealth that will not tie you up but will set you FREE ...Just TRY ...Excellent opportunity. ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    What you have to say about the high infection potential of the virus in the lacs of poor migrants clustered together w/o any protective wear along various sealed borders just because they were not given a window period to go their homes, all because of faulty decision making that too very late!

    Such a big decision to be applied within 4 hours (8pm -12pm); same sloppy decision like demo!!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Why do you want my say in everything ?
    Am I your master ?
    You ask authorities concerned or your CM ...OK ?
    Everything I have to tell...Then he sits in Arm Chair and comments on my comment ...
    Have you experienced poverty ...Tell ? And all such things ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Bhandarkmaam, why are you getting so hyper & defensive, it's just a discussion...

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  • Prashanth Poojary, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Let Priest perform his pooja in home for time being.
    He is not above the law of land.

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  • Nagesh, Moodbidri

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    If this Swamis/Mullas/Priest are so concerned why not stay at their holy places? why not follow christian's way at this critical hours. Everyone can follow you'll on digital means. This is what Modi sarkar wants use digital means.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    This is what happens when sweeping powers are given in the hands of the police!!

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Corona has not discriminated priest,politicians,poor,rich and kings of the world.The action of constable is in right without discrimination.Dead and blind can listen why not others

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  • Satya, Dubai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Yes it is discrimination! Why CM is attending marriage party, he also should be beaten for breaking law.

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  • Rakesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    No pooja in church , temples and masjid ..why in subramanya ? hats of constable done and followed rules of Govt .. All r same in front of law.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    TEMPLES/CHURCHES/MOSQUES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CLOSED.....

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  • Yashwanth, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Govt. Has made it clear that its a complete lockdown. This has been conveyed to all citizens by radio, press, media, local authorities etc.. Is he above the law. He is in contempt of the official annoucement made by the govt. That no one needs to come out amid the prevalent crisis. Why blame the constable for doing his work? The sad thing i see that is when high influential people do the same thing, then such things do not get criticized for.. Sad state of governance which we all live in

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Its proved 100% India is secular country.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    This is exactly what happens in 19th century when Bala Gangadhar Tilak went against the British during the bubonic plague . The authorities misuse the power during the emergency. The Govt . Must Look in to will the good decesion outweighs the purpose . Mindlessly Beating people means the authorities don’t have solution. This has happened in the past and we can never over rule this will not happen . The police will have lots of answer the Human rights when the clampdown is opened.

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Does religious ritual supercede law of the land?

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Has his unending devotion and pooja stopped the virus from entering India ?

    Now that it has entered, why not restrain from going out and do the pooja at home only ?

    Is he afraid that the deity in the temple will be offended ?

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  • M M adyar, Kankandi , Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Corona virus doesn't come in any discount form for any priest .... Law is equal to all citizens.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Suspend him

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  • Save my India, India.

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Why.......??
    Has the cop done anything wrong....??

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  • Rahul, Jeppu

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Yes, because the temple is closed for devotees and there is no gathering there. Only priests have been permitted by the govt to offer Puja without any devotees. So this priest was not wrong.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Jhoot bolke nahi gaya na... Jaise going to medical .. Just a reason

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    If the government order is that you can go out only for essential supplies, it must be followed. The priest is no exception. Pooja can be done at home also. Disease knows no religion

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Sunil, why suspend him? He is enforcing the section 144 as a policeman. Is priest following the order as a responsible citizen? The priest should be booked according to the rule of law. Do we have different law for priests and common people? Didn't you seen the videos of police beating motorists and even to those who walked for more than 100 kms to reach their home during this lock down. Being a bhakth is ok but being a blind bhakth is bad for society.

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  • Raj Hegde, Karkala

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    The priest should be suspended.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    That's what Sunil Kumar, Mangalore said " SUSPEND HIM"
    You can assume either way, It could be Suspend the Priest or Policeman!!!!! Assume in your own way please!!!!!
    But CORONA must be Terminated not Suspended!!!!!

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  • William, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 30 2020

    Why??? Because the priest broke the law? Why you are not requesting to suspend policemen who beat the poor people on streets??

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    No one is above the Law ...

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