Puttur, Nov 13, 2015: The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court has passed a judgement ordering registration of criminal cases against two students in connection with the case of suspicious death of Varsha Alva, a student of Vivekananda College in the town on September 28, 2014.
The court has ordered that the two fellow students of Varsha, namely Sukesh Raj, a B.Com student and Rachana who have been named accused be booked under Sections 302, 379 and 201 read with section 34 of Indian Penal Code.
Varsha (19) who hailed from Konchady in Mangaluru had died after being reportedly run over by a moving train after her churidar veil got entangled in the track while taking photographs near the railway track close by the College. Another student named Ratna of Eshwaramangala had sustained serious injuries in the incident.
Following the tragedy, Varsha’s father Dayananda Alva, an ex-serviceman had moved the court alleging that his daughter was murdered and that efforts had been also made to destroy evidence. He had also alleged that the two accused had stolen the diamond pendant which Varsha was wearing.
In his complaint, Dayananda had said that his only daughter Varsha who was a second year engineering student in Vivekananda College reportedly had a discord with some classmates as learnt by him from Varsha. He said on September 28 last year Rachana and some other girls with whom Varsha had a discord had approached Varsha to state that they were no more interested in pursuing enmity. Dayananda in his complaint alleged that the fellow students after promising a birthday party for Varsha had taken her near the railway track on the pretext of taking photos and had then reportedly pushed her when the train approached.
Though the Railway Police had initially investigated the case, Varsha’s father was not happy with the probe and had moved the court.