Another Talibani act; auto driver attacked in city

Another Talibani act; auto driver attacked in city

MANGALORE : In yet another case of Talibani act, an autorickshaw driver who was ferrying a Muslim lady passenger was brutally assaulted by a gang of fanatics near the State Bank area on December 28, Saturday.
It is learnt, the Muslim lady had boarded the autorickshaw in State Bank area. As the autorickshaw reached the Town Hall area, the lady asked the driver to stop near a bakery. As soon as the woman made some purchase in the bakery and returned to the autorickshaw, a group of around 10 to 15 people all of a sudden attacked the driver and threatened him.
The case remains hushed up as the autorickshaw driver feared his honour.


Goonda Act against Derlakatte blackmail gang only if required: Rai

Goonda Act against Derlakatte blackmail gang only if required: Rai

MANGALORE : State Minister for Forest and Ecology and DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai has made it evident that the ministers were indirectly backing the fanatics who are wreaking havoc in the district by stating ‘Goonda Act would be invoked against the accused in the Derlakatte students kidnap andblackmail case, only if required.”
The DK District in-charge Minister who was silent on the issue until now, had all of a sudden convened a namesake press meet at the District Congress Office and said “There will be no scope for moral policing and goondaism in the name of Dharma.”
The Minister had no answer when asked as to where the Home Minister was now, at a time when he had rushed to Manipal soon after the Manipal gang rape case.
Rai also did not answer when asked about the unbridled goondaism and moralpolicing in the district.

Huge protest in Dharmasthala if pro-Sowjanya activists are attacked, warns Timarody

Huge protest in Dharmasthala if pro-Sowjanya activists are attacked, warns Timarody

BELTHANGADY: “We have come to know that the evil group had convened ameeting at Dharmasthala to attack the pro-Sowjanya protestors. We will not remain silent if there is any attack on pro-Sowjanya protestors. We will converge people of the entire district before the Dharmasthala Kshetra and launch a huge protest,” said Mahesh Shetty Timarody, District President of the Prajaprabhutva Vedike.
He was speaking at a massive protest meet held at Dharmasthala-Nidle on December 29, Saturday demanding CBI probe into Sowjanya rape and murder caseand all other cases of unnatural deaths in Dharmasthala.
He further said “Through this protest meet, I am lodging a public complaint with the District Superintendent of Police demanding the arrest of those who are conspiring to disturb the pro-Sowjanya protest meet.
Shetty also demanded stern punishment to the accused in the Derlakatte student kidnap and blackmail case.
Devananda, father of Padmalatha who too met a suspicious death in Dharmasthala was in tears as he said so “ They had kidnapped my daughter who had been to the college. When I came to know that my daughter has been trapped in Beedu, I sent my son.They sent him back threatening him and asking him to send his father. They ate the exam fee paid by my daughter to the college and also her. When I enquired with the Principal, he too threatened me and warned that he will summon the police. Finally, my daughter’s body was found a month and 17 days later with hands and legs tied down on the river banks. I did not get justice in the case. Moreover, even my 5.5 acre land was also acquired forcibly.”
Athrady Amritha Shetty, Tulu writer questioned why former CM Sadananda Gowda who spoke about the Delhi, Manipal and Derlakatte cases, was not opening his mouth with regard to the Sowjanya case.
Nidle Ramanna Gowda, presided over the meeting. Sowjanya’s mother Kusumavathi, Dr BR Harale, husband of Vedavalli, Babi Gowda, father of Dinesh Gowda who met a tragic death in road mishap and others were present.

Mahesh Shetty Timarody deplores apathy of administration to pro-Sowjanya protests

Mahesh Shetty Timarody deplores apathy of administration to pro-Sowjanya protests

BELTHANGADY : “The pro-Sowjanya protestors who have been peacefully protesting for justice in the case since the past one year, are ready for a Jail Bharo agitation and also for any amount of sacrifice. But if we fail to get justice, then we may be forced to secure justice in our own way,” warned Mahesh Shetty Timarody, President of the Prajaprabhutva Vedike.
He was participating in a huge protest held at Tannirpantha Alike on December 29, Sunday demanding CBI probe into Sowjanya case as well as all other cases of unnatural deaths reported from Dharmasthala area over the past several years.
Writer Athrady Amritha Shetty who spoke on the occasion said the elected representatives as well as police who have failed to ensure justice in Sowjanya case, should once look towards Sowjanya’s parents and understand their grief.
Sowjanya’s mother Kusumavati said “I have participated in protests heldeverywhere for the cause of my daughter and am shedding tears seeking justice.” She also said “Harshendra should be subject to probe.”
Jayaram Indabettu who also spoke, said the leaders of the Gowda community have no courage to fight for the cause.
Chandappa Gowda, father of Sowjanya and others were present.

Engineer’s murder case: four held

Engineer’s murder case: four held

The police arrested four persons here on Monday in connection with the murder of an engineer on December 25 near Puthukadai.

According to sources, Antony Jerush (23) of Erayamputhenthurai under Puthukadai police station limits, residing in Chennai, had come to his native place during Christmas holidays. On December 25, while Antony was travelling in a car to Marthandam along with four of his friends, a quarrel erupted between them and another group of six persons who were coming behind the car in two motor bikes.

A fight erupted between them at Mukkadu.

A man from the other group stabbed Antony and his friend Sibin.

The injured were rushed to a hospital but Antony died on the way to the hospital and his friend Sibin was undergoing treatment.

Superintendent of Police N.Manivannan had formed five special police teams to nab the culprits and they arrested C. Jegan (25) of Edaikattuvilai in Painkulam, C.Anish (27) of Kappicadu near Thengapattinam, N.Anand (25) of Vannanvilai near Painkulam and Arun (25) of Edikattuvilai near Painkulam.

A total of six persons were involved in the murder and the police are on the lookout for two more persons, sources said.