Mandya: Karnataka police said on Wednesday October 26 that it submitted a chargesheet in record 14 days time after the registration of a case in connection with the rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl in Mandya District.
The gruesome incident had taken place in Malavalalli Town triggering public outcry and protests.
The police have arrested the 51-year-old accused Kantharaju, a teacher and Manager of a tuition centre. He dumped her body in a water sump tank in an under construction building located behind the tuition centre.
Investigations have revealed that the accused who worked at the tuition centre for 15 years had lured the girl to the under construction building with a chocolate.
ADGP (Law and Order) Alok Kumar appreciated the Mandya District Police for speedy submission of the chargesheet.
“Kudos to Mandya police for making efforts to ensure speedy justice,” he stated.
He also thanked Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and State Home Minister Araga Jnanendra for their support.
The Chief Minister’s office had gave a Rs. 10 lakh compensation to the victim’s family. Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and other leaders also visited the family.
The state’s Education Department had ordered closure of all tuition centres which were operating illegally without a valid permit.
It has been warned that a case will be booked if any violation was found.
Government teachers have also been warned not to involve themselves in tuition business.