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Karnataka Home Minister Vows Justice for Beheaded Minor Girl

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In response to the tragic incident involving the beheading of a minor girl in Kodagu district, Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara pledged swift action and justice for the victim’s family. During his visit to the scene of the crime in Kumabaragadige village near Somwarpet town, Parameshwara assured the parents of the victim that steps would be taken to establish a special court for the trial, ensuring expedited justice.


Parameshwara addressed the media on Thursday, revealing details of the investigation. He stated that the accused, identified as Prakash (32), had forcefully attempted to engage with the girl, leading to the cancellation of the engagement by officials. Subsequently, Prakash confronted the victim’s family, pressuring them to consent to the marriage. In a horrifying turn of events, he attacked the victim’s mother, abducted the girl, and committed the heinous crime.

Expressing his dismay at the incident, Parameshwara affirmed the government’s commitment to delivering justice to the grieving family. He announced the appointment of a special prosecutor and the establishment of a dedicated court for the trial.

However, Parameshwara acknowledged constraints due to the model code of conduct, preventing immediate compensation for the family. He assured that appropriate action would be taken once the code is lifted.

Regarding criticism from former CM Jagadish Shettar regarding law and order, Parameshwara defended the government’s record, suggesting a review of statistics from Shettar’s tenure to contextualize the situation.

The 16-year-old victim, tragically killed on May 9, had recently completed her Class 10th board exams. The accused, after committing the crime, fled with the victim’s severed head to the forest. Despite his capture, the motive behind the gruesome act remains linked to the cancellation of their engagement, as confessed by the perpetrator during police interrogation.

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