Amit Shah meets family of Hubbali murder victim

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HUBBALLI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday evening met the parents of Neha Hiremath, who was stabbed to death in Hubballi on the BVB College campus on April 18 where she was the first-year MCA student.

Neha (21) was stabbed to death allegedly by her former classmate, Fayaz Khodunayak. Her father Niranjan Hiremath, is a Congress corporator of Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation. The police arrested Fayaz within hours of the incident and produced him before a magistrate, who sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

Niranjan Hiremath said, “We have given the Home Minister a memorandum, complaint copy, FIR copy and a request letter. My daughter was murdered on April 18. I have given him a letter to make a law on this; that the matter be tried in fast track court. He spoke to us and said that he will definitely make the effort this let this happen…He asked us about the progress of CID investigation…It is underway. He told us that he will contact us again once the reports come”.

While police investigation suggests Neha and Fayaz were in a relationship, her family members have said that he was pestering her and that she had rejected his marriage proposal. The case also sparked protests across the country.

The BJP has attacked the Siddaramaiah government over the incident and has demanded a CBI probe. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the government strongly condemns the murder of Neha Hiremath and the CID investigation has been expedited to punish the accused.

“When I was CM earlier, I had handed over cases to the CBI. What moral right do they have to ask? Let them not indulge in politics with the case”, he said. Earlier, Congress General Secretary and Karnataka-in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala also visited Neha Hiremath’s family and assured them of justice. (ANI)

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