Bantwal, Jan 11, 2018 : Chikkamagaluru police on January 11, Thursday have arrested prime accused in the Dhanyashree suicide case that took place in Mudigere, recently .
The accused is identified as Santosh Poojary(23), a resident of Badagakajekkaru in Bantwal Taluk.He is employed as lift mechanic. He was absconding since the suicide of Dhanyashree. Chikkamagaluru police has arrested him from his friend’s house in Bengaluru,is accused of abetting her.
According to Chikkamagaluru SP K Annamalai, Santhosh had sent messages to Dhanyashree on WhatsApp and also threatened her parents.He had circulated screenshots of his conversation with the woman in different groups, therefore abetting her suicide. The police have already arrested MV Anil, President of Mudigere town unit of BJP’s Yuva Morcha, in this case.
Santhosh had allegedly called Dhanyashree and identified himself as a member of Bajrang Dal. He had allegedly objected to her friendship with a Muslim man. “Santhosh assumed that she was friends with a Muslim man. Hence, he began harassing her. Later he had shared the screenshots of his conversation with many groups. A few members of pro-Hindu outfits had also visited the woman’s place and threatened her and parents. The woman committed suicide on January 6.
Investigations are underway.