Udupi: Murderous attack on RTI activist - One arrested

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Mar 2: One person was arrested by police on Tuesday March 2, in connection to the murderous attack on an RTI activist Barkur Shankar Shanti.

The arrested is identified as Barkur Rangankere Praveen Acharya (44). He is PWD contractor by profession. He was taken into custody and produced in the court.

Two teams were formed under two police sub-inspectors at Brahmavar and Hiriyadka police stations.

Praveen Acharya

Police took swift action after Billawara Vedike members staged a protest on Monday.

It may be recalled, some miscreants locked Shankar Shanti in the kitchen of Barkur Kalikamba temple on February 20 and assaulted him mercilessly.






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  • Donald, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Right To Information, Act was enacted by long struggle. It is a great weapon for common people to fight against injustice. Without RTI it's very difficult to find out what's cooking where. Attacking a RTI activist is attack on all of us. It needs to be condemned with great voice and sterenst punitive action needed against the culprit.

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  • Donald, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    RTI activists are like God, fighting for Justice on Social issues. If they are not there our country would have been swollowed by the devilish people. Attacking them is a devilish act. Sterenst action needs to be taken on the culprits.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    he should also be charged for using place of worship for criminal act of assault... This kalikamba temple seems to be in control of goons... otherwise how could he lock up someone in temple kitchen...

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    They never like the truth and this country constitution ! The great PRADAPA SIMBHA was advocating to ban the CHRISTIANS from the govt privileges those who taught the education to this country regardless cast creed and religion !!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Gurka Mangalore as you said even if someone make it reality to ban the privilages to Christians ,christians will not be afraid and live their life as usually.We are not depending on Govt.Privilages ,and know to live since years .Instead what if we stop the education facilities ,medical facilities .other social facilities other than christians ?Would he be able to give the poor ones the needed help?as till now was extended?One should not take mouth too full.May get stuck in ,and will be in difficult situation.We should live as a community all together without making differences.we had really a good functioning community till 2014.Noone spoke of Muslims, religions ,differences,and conversions .

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  • Malayalee, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Many of these bhakths and their masters want to mix hindutvadi with Indian culture. These are 2 different and seperate things. I can be a Muslim or a Christian, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, Parsi, Bahai and still practice Indian culture, just like how Hindus can practice western culture. Indian culture does NOT belong to Hindutvadis and must stop hijacking Indian culture. This is how the chaddis play their game of false ownership.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    This used to happen in Uttar Pradesh ...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    In whatever country if RTI activist’s voice is silenced or murdered then there is no development or prosperity in that state and it happens only by blessing of the govt. That state is doomed

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Mar 02 2021

    Police took swift action after Billawara Vedike members staged a protest on Monday....!!!!!!???? It is sad to note that police had to take action after the protest. This shows the efficiency of the police department.

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