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A case of threats to the NGO by the supporters of Saint Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru of Lingayat Math of Chitradurga district of Karnataka, arrested in connection with the sexual abuse of minor girl students, has come to the fore. This Mysuru-based NGO had helped the victims in registering a case against Sharanaru.
The NGO has complained to the police about the constant threats and has requested for the safety of its members. A case was registered against Shivamurthy under the POCSO Act and SC ST Act after he was accused of sexually abusing two minor girl students of the high school. He was arrested by the police on Thursday and presented in the court. The court sent him to four-day police custody. After the completion of police custody of Sharanaru today, he can be produced again in the court.
threatened with death
The NGO has lodged a complaint with the police. It has been claimed that on September 3, there were death threats from the members of the monastery. It has also been said in the complaint that the supporters and followers of Sant Sharanaru of Murugh Math are threatening to kill by calling Stanley KV and ML Parashuram of our organization. Police should provide them personal security as well as security to their families.
DNA and other tests done
Meanwhile, according to the investigators of the case, Sharnaru’s DNA and potency test was done on Saturday. Its report will be presented in the court. Sharanaru, who is associated with Jagadguru Murugarajendra Vidyapeeth Math, belongs to the politically influential Lingayat community in Karnataka. Lingayats are the largest community in Karnataka.
What’s the matter?
In fact, five persons, including Shivamurthy Sharanaru, were accused of sexually assaulting two high school girl students. Based on the complaint of the district child protection unit officer, an FIR was registered against five people including the warden of the hostel of the monastery. The minor girls had earlier approached the said NGO of Mysuru and informed about the misbehavior they had faced during counselling.