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Sowjanya rape and murder case: CBI court grants bail to accused Santhosh Rao

Sowjanya rape and murder case: CBI court grants bail to accused Santhosh Rao

Mangalore Today News Network

Belthangady, Apr 13, 2017 : The CBI court on April 13 , Thursday has  granted bail to accused Santhosh Rao who was arrested four years ago in Sowjanya rape  and murder case. The High Court stay on further investigations into the case.


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Sowjanya, a II PU student, of SDM College  was found dead in Ujire near Dharmasthala on October 10, 2012. While the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had investigated the case, the charge-sheet was filed by the CBI. It named Santosh Rao, a contract labourer from Kumdapura, as the only accused in the charge sheet.

However, the CBI court observed that there could be more than one person involved in the case and said that there were no eye-witnesses to prove that Santosh Rao was an accused.


The scientific evidence, including the medical test and FSL examination results, did not prove Santosh Rao’s involvement in the crime and as he has already served over four years in jail. The CBI court considered his plea and let him off on bail. Advocate Bhaskar Holla,was contesting Sowjanya’s case.


Meanwhile the trio in their appeal to the High Court had stated that  no probe can be ordered once the charge sheet was filed.

Sowjanya’s parents are disappointed as they were relentlessly fighting for justice.

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Comments on this Article
Carol S Patroa, Semnery Fri, April-14-2017, 2:21
A girl has lost life but the accused in the case haven’t been punished. Money powers hides our crimes
Mohamed Kareem, Goa Fri, April-14-2017, 12:27
Why do the judge ask for eyewitness in the rape and murder case? If this situation happens to any one of us what will be the judgement is it the eywt......or to be hang.........
Aman Sharma, Bengaluru Fri, April-14-2017, 12:20
Sowjanya’s family may be shattered by this judgement . If not he who has done and who has to be punished...
Shwetha Nayak, Udupi Thu, April-13-2017, 11:54
The accused get bail easily in our country this is the reason why crimes are increasing . This surely proves the involvement of influential person in the case . Is Santhosh capable of paying lusum as court fee.
Mithuna S, bantwal Thu, April-13-2017, 11:40
This judgement is not fair . Instead of handing over to police kill to bastard in public
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