Mudigere, Jan 13: Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje has urged the police not to arrest “innocents” in connection with the death of Dhanyashree, who had committed suicide last week after being tortured and threatened by the goons of saffron outfits.
Addressing presspersons during her visit to Mudigere, the hardline BJP leader said the police have arrested persons who had been to the girl’s place to “console” her.
When a few media persons questioned her whether she knows the difference between harassing and consoling, Karandlaje said that Congress was trying to politicise the issue.
“The people responsible for her death should be punished, but innocents should not face any difficulty,” she maintained.
She had spoken to the Superintendent of Police Annamalai about the incident. “I did speak to the girl’s mother as well. Whatever details I collected from her, I have shared the same with the police officer. The Congress government should stop politicising the incident,” Karandlaje said.
The 20-year-old student of Mudigere’s DSBG College had committed suicide on January 6, unable to bear the harassment by Hindutva goons. She was repeatedly warned by activists of BJP and Bajrang Dal against praising Muslims and befriending Muslim boys.
In her death note Dhanyashree had named five Hindutva activists who had barged into her house and threatened her. However, according to Karandlaje, the Hindutva activists had visited her house to console her!
Dhanyashree suicide case: Police targeting innocents, says BJP MP Shobha