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Neha Hiremath murder case: BJP alleges Siddarmaiah govt going slow on probe | 5 updates

The daughter of a Congress corporator was stabbed to death in a Karnataka college campus, sparking a political row with BJP leaders accusing the government of 'going slow' on the case. An FIR was filed after Neha Hiremath succumbed to stab wounds inflicted by Fayaz, a former friend.

ABVP activists during their protest against the killing of BVB College student Neha Hiremath in Hubballi (PTI)Premium
ABVP activists during their protest against the killing of BVB College student Neha Hiremath in Hubballi (PTI)

The daughter of a Congress corporator was stabbed to death this week in a Karnataka college campus. The case has since sparked a political row with BJP leaders accusing the Siddarmaiah-led government of ‘going slow’ on the case to appease some factions. An FIR was filed on Friday after Neha Hiremath succumbed to multiple stab wounds inflicted by Fayaz — a former friend and classmate.

"In a horrific incident, a 24-year-old girl, daughter of a Congress corporator has been has been hacked to death in broad daylight by Fiyaz, reportedly for refusing his proposal for marriage. Gaurantee of Safety" for Women has been pathetically absent since Congress came into power," said Karnataka state BJP President BY Vijayendra.

He also accused the state government of going slow on the case to appease a certain faction.

Here are the latest updates:

  • Neha Hiremath — the daughter of Congress Corporator Niranjan Hiremath — was repeatedly stabbed at a college campus in Hubbali and later succumbed to her injuries. Her attacker — Fayaz — is believed to be a former friend and classmate who has since been arrested. Her father as well as members of the Opposition BJP claim that the attack came after she refused his marriage proposal.
  • The attack has also spurred a political blame game with Opposition leaders questioning the law and order situation in the state. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah however insisted that the Hubballi campus murder had been spurred by "personal reasons". State Home Minister G Parameshwar has also denied the presence of a communal angle and dismissed the allegations of "love jihad."
  • “BJP is trying to threaten by showing that there is no law and order in Karnataka. Karnataka has the best law and order. They are just trying to tell the voters that they are going to put the governor's rule in the state. They cannot do it. The law will take its own course for everyone," said Deputy CM DK Shivakumar.
  • The state unit of the ABVP and the BJP protested the murder in Hubballi and Bengaluru on Friday and the issue is likely to flare up with the state going to the Lok Sabha Polls on April 26 and May 7.
  • Her last rites were performed in Hubbali on Friday evening by her parents.


(With inputs from agencies)

 

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Published: 19 Apr 2024, 04:06 PM IST
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