Tension in Vijayapura over school girl’s rape and murder
Vijayapura: Tension reigned in Vijayapura city, in Karnataka, following the rape and murder of a school girl.
The victim’s family has demanded that the gang rapists be tracked down and punished severely.
On Wednesday, the family placed the victim’s corpse on the road at Ambedkar circle demanding justice for their daughter.
Several Dalit organisations supported this protest.
Water Resources Minister M B Patil who visited the spot, has announced a relief of Rs 8 lakh from the government and Rs 5 lakh from his own end to the victim’s family.
The family withdrew its protest soon after, it is learnt. But some sources said that the family is continuing with its protest.
Meanwhile, an angry mob caught and lynched a ‘suspect’ who they accused of ‘raping and murdering the schoolgirl’.
The incident and reactions to it from various quarters have gone viral on social networks.