Mangaluru: Release of murderer Praveen over good conduct – Victims’ family expresses anguish


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Aug 5: The government is making all preparations to release prisoner Praveen Kumar, who brutally murdered four members, including his aunt, in 1994 at Vamanjoor, on grounds of good conduct. Family of the victims of this heinous crime have severely objected this move by the government.

It is learnt that SP of Dakshina Kannada is asked to seek the opinion of Praveen’s relatives before releasing him.

The family of the victims has decided to appeal to the government through the DGP not to release killer Praveen under any circumstances.


Praveen Kumar

Convict Praveen Kumar, a resident of Uppinangady Periyadka, had murdered his aunt (father’s younger sister) Appi Sherigarthi, her son Govinda, daughter Shakuntala and granddaughter Deepika on the midnight of February 23, 1994.

This murder had created big sensation throughout the country. In 2003, the Supreme Court had sentenced Praveen to death. Praveen had sought pardon of President of India by sending mercy petition. However, it was not taken for consideration for 10 years.

In the midst of this, the SC had upheld the quashing of death sentence of three killers of former prime minister of India late Rajiv Gandhi. Taking this verdict as the base, Praveen sent a petition to SC to convert his death sentence into life imprisonment. Hence, the SC had commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment.

Praveen is currently serving life imprisonment at the Hindalaga prison in Belagavi. The state prison and reform department has ordered Dakshina Kannada SP office to collect opinion about Praveen, in order to release him for his good conduct inside the prison.

Seetharama of Gurupur, speaking for the victims’ family of this heinous crime, has expressed anguish and concern over releasing a heartless murderer like Praveen. He said, “If Praveen, who killed his own relatives for the greed of money is released from prison, he will be a big threat to society. Praveen’s own family also is concerned about his release. Releasing a merciless killer like Praveen is an insult to the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence Day.”

Hrishikesh Sonawane, SP of Dakshina Kannada said, “I do not have any knowledge of receipt of letter with regards to release of the convict. I will look into it.”

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Manoj, Mulki

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Killing 4 and still being released for whatever reasons. Not acceptable at all. surely a threat to society. Why is he not hanged? if our law is so Dayaalu. More Rowdy's will be born for sure.

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    How can his conduct be considered good, he had murdered four innocent people in cold blood Which was pre-planned. Sometimes i feel like our judicial system is like a joke.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    You are right; only after a thorough three-level scrutiny a prisoner is able to come out! He is not some noveau rich and famous guy like Salman, Sanjay D etc who could have manipulated the system and come out! His is not an isolated case, there are many who are left out much early than their term based on their conduct!! It's not money based like in Gulf countries wherein one pays blood money and gets out!! It's a different and natural thing that the victims relatives would be angry!!

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  • vikram, Dubai

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    28 years in jail...90% of his life time psychologically completed ... his energy is enough do more crimes ?

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  • Zegzus Dsouza, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    This clearly shows the breed of our present government. They are at new lows.

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  • Dexter, Mangalore, malikkatte

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    After spending so many years in jail , he must have changed , but what is not changed is the thinking of the people . I doubt he will commit a crime . again

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Dexter if something like this had happened to your family you would be singing a different song. No one has the right to take away another's life. He deserves to be hanged to death.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    The premature release of a prisoner is a tedious process. A committee consisting of the prison department chief (DGP), the sessions judge, the district surgeon and the police commissioner evaluates a list of convicts eligible for premature release on the basis of good conduct. It then submits a request to the state government, which carries out another round of evaluation before sending the list to the governor’s office. At the last step, the governor’s office issues an order of premature release.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    The Constitution of India which was passed on 26 of November, 1949 and Came into force on 26 of January 1950 also confers the power to grant pardon on the President of India who is the head of Indian Republic. But under the Constitution of India it is not only the President who can Exercise this power but the Governors of the concerned States are also Empowered to exercise this extraordinary power within their respective States. The preamble of the Constitution of India which contains the aims And objectives of the constitution also talks about the justice as an Important and necessary part of the constitution. Justice, liberty and equality are the hallmarks of the Indian Constitution. Liberty of course is the basic human right. The concept of Liberty, coupled with the concept of justice and equality, together made the Founding fathers of the Indian Constitution realise the paramount need to Ensure that justice is done to all, including the protection of liberty and that While doing justice and guaranteeing liberty, the concept of equality, Including fair play and objective, is not lost at sight on. Keeping in view the Basic aim and objective of the Constitution the Founding Fathers of the Indian Constitution inserted two provisions i.e. Art 72 and Art. 161 and empowered the President and the Governor of the Concerned State to deliver justice to a person if the punishment appears to Be harsh.

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  • PSC, DUBAI

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    wow, directly govt allowing people to do crime. and for name sake brining weird low . example, yesterday govt has brought new rule in D.K not to allow sit pillion rider. but for what? LOL, Highly educated PC of D.K is thinking pillion rider only can do crime and by new rule he puts common people on struggle to travel. Now leaving murders out of jail by name sake code of conduct.. wow..taali bajavo

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  • piad, mangalore

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    My friend he is a party worker. that also you can't understand

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  • Shoan D Souza, Sacheripet

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Anybody heard of ANGULI MAALA who transformed later and became a great personality in BUDDHISM.? We must give him an opportunity to repent his deed until his death , he could do something better to this society.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    The example you have given may be from scriptures, but there are innumerable examples of hardened criminals who have contributed extensively to society after repenting and transforming to an excellent human being!!

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  • Janet Fredrick, Vamanjur

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    No No...This one is a threat to society . Let him languish in Jail for.life ..He is a chameleon......

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    What if he come back and kills another four people later on ? Are we short of good human beings in the society to get criminals released ?

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  • Robert D., Qatar/Mulki

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    will you write this comment if he had killed your own Aunt, her son, daughter and grand daughter? I promise you, you will not justify his release!

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    If Praveen joins BJP, not only clean chit, he can get ticket to contest election also ! Washing machine waali party !!!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    There are numerous such cases wherein hardened criminals have completely changed over and became exemplary citizens and even celebrities! BTW; if I am not mistaken, there is a provision in law that allows the release of even a heinous murderer to be pardoned if he has conducted exceptionally well during his jail term! For Catholics who believe in Jesus Christ, please read the history of how a ruthless persecutor, Saul, completely changed himself and later on went to be recognised as a Saint, namely Saint Paul!!

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  • Jeeth Dsouza, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    All nice fairytale things that are written is good to read thats all. He has murdered 4 people brutally which has no pardon. He is lucky that his death sentence was changed to life imprisonment. He being released is an insult to the surviving family members. And why mention Bible and Saul here? I guess its high time to keep the religious scriptures, lessons etc personal or to ones family.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Forget about the example mentioned by me, but please do your own research and see how many hardened criminals, worldover, have completely changed and even become celebrities. BTW; if I am not mistaken, there is a provision in law that allows the release of even a heinous murderer to be pardoned if he has conducted exceptionally well during his jail term to the satisfaction of all the authorities concerned! Also, please note the judge who gave the judgment is not a fool to pardon somebody unknown to him; except otherwise, the concerned criminal has satisfied him totally with his extraordinary and exemplary conduct while serving the jail term!!!

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  • Ajay Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    Rudolf..don't bring in Saul's case here. You are comparing an apple to an orange. Do you guarantee that this man won't kill again? There are so many criminals who came out of jail and did the crime again.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Is he from BJP?

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    May be first such incidents in the history of Indian judiciary. Kuch tho gadbad lag raha hai. Under ki baath?

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    may be deal is stuck in prison to work for nagpur party in case of release...as the dialogue of Sholay...lambi race ka ghoda hai...

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  • Sam, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Kujuma: since he is not from the community of your liking you have no sympathy for him. You are not a democrat but a fascist.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Four cold blooded murders and going to pardon and release. No where in the world. May be this professional murderer will be absorbed in som organizations,

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  • Haneef, Udupi

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    I think BJP needs him badly because he is an asset with 4 murders . His profile suits their present demand.

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Is this govt mentally sane ? Releasing this monster who cold bloodedly killed 4 people for good conduct ? Totally uncalled for.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Poor verdict , deteriorating law and order. Hand over this guy to BD/RSS/VHP.. let’s see what will they do?

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  • Brian, Mlore

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Cz govt want a satisfaction by releasing soneone named "Praveen"

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    This is a rank wrong thing to do.... Person of such a gravity of proven violence can not be roaming free.... His good behavior in the barracks is not reason enough for his unsupervised freedom... He should be lucky he is still kept alive... That is good enough for him...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    What can anyone predict, what he might do after the release ? Fear has put seal permanently on their memories/heart/soul after conducting 4 murders. After staying for so long in the jail, he will be disturbed mentally too. So, before release take the opinion of his relatives/neighbors....After conducting thorough inquiry through an expert psychiatrist....please go through the further process....Yesterday, i heard a speech from one gentleman a senior citizen. According to him, law and order is very liberal in our state/in India. He says, if anyone commits murder or assault, treat them with the same punishment...if murder ...shoot them. If assault them assault them in such a way that next time he should shiver before even thinking of assault. All criminals have so many cases still they are left out on bail and kill innocent people. Why bails are given to murderers/assaulters/rapists?? I really agree with him. This way, crimes can be controlled. If a person can murder, why can't he should go through the same process. After all, all are human beings and have right to live in this world...

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    This is the reason why crimes are increasing day by day. They commit the crime, go to jail with full security cover throughout their life. Enjoy lavish life in jail without any work. Get all the facilities including salary hike. What more you need in life? Committ crime & go to jail, enjoy life, get released by saying good conduct? What sort of laws & the country we are living in? Four murders & letting him free by saying good conduct?

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  • rajesh poojary, mangalor/abudhabi

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    this government no brain

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Govt is smart with heavy duty brains. I doubt about the voters and supporters. You are the better judge.

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  • Loy, Shirthady/Kuwait

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Train without engine…..

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Must have bribed 100% ...very sad affair of indian govt. If a person doesn't allow other person to live and does murder...even murderer has no right to live on this earth. If he has a lawyer means he has money. .

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  • rajesh poojary, mangalor/abudhabi

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    I well remember once upon I was read in news paper this guy escaped from the jail , he was trying to join underworld in mumbai. But police again arrested because deceased family background was strong & stubborn in follow up the case until culprit to get death penalty later which converted in to life time prison . I guess deceased shakuntala husband strenuously fighting for justice till date . But deceased family efforts goes in vain if government released.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Yes....definitely poor morher Shakunthala.....Very sad whats going on here. I too doubted, this man's family is strong so hiring lawyer and questioning the courts etc. One thing let them remember....they have to reap the fruits of bad deeds here itself when they are living....As Flav sir always says karma follows.....and it does follow. More than us, they should be aware of such things. Very unpleasant news....I feel everything should destroy and finish the people. Otherwise govt is greedy after money and such things continue. Everyday same thing. Even we get the dreams also same.

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