Udupi, Oct 14, 2016: Speaking to media on Oct 13, Thursday, Udupi district Billava Youth Forum demanded justice to Chaitra Poojary who committed suicide on September 29 by jumping into River Swarna at Santhekatte. Udupi district Billava Youth Forum president Praveen M Poojary said that the body of the deceased was recovered on September 30 and the complaint was lodged at Udupi town police station on October 3 by the father of the deceased. He alleged that the accused is Adarsh, the boyfriend of Chaitra, and two of his friends Pawan and Sagar. Chaitra is said to have been taken in a car on the ill-fated day by Adarsh’s friends.
"The police have not questioned the accused over the incident. The two friends were with Chaitra for nearly four hours. The police also failed to unearth the real agenda of the accused. When contacted, the superintendent of police said his men are working on the case, which is untrue. The SP had also said that his subordinates are in touch with the family of the deceased, which is false," said Praveen.
He alleged that the accused have moved anticipatory bail in the court. The police have failed to collect sufficient evidences to strengthen the arguments by the prosecutor.
The deceased was minor while committing suicide and, hence, the accused should be charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso Act). He said the accused are influential and are protected by the vested interests.
The Brahmavar police had the details of the call recorder which revealed the conversation between the three accused. They did not question the accused while in custody and let them walk free, he alleged.