Shivmurthy Murugh was sent to 14-day judicial custody on Friday
Karnataka Police arrested in connection with sexual harassment on Thursday
Chitradurga: Shivmurthy Murugh Sharanaru, the head priest of Sri Murugh Math, was on Friday sent to 14-day judicial custody in connection with the sexual assault of minor girls. After this he was brought to Chitradurga District Jail. Tomorrow in the open court, the police will seek the remand of Shivmurthy Murugh Sharanaru. The Karnataka Police on Thursday arrested Sharanaru for the alleged sexual assault of two minor girls.
Karnataka’s Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Alok Kumar said, “Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, the head priest of Sri Murugha Math, has been arrested for sexually assaulting minors. The medical test of the chief priest has also been done. Earlier, ADGP Alok Kumar said that proper legal process will be followed in this matter. After the medical test and investigation, the accused will be produced before the judge.
Talking to reporters, Chitradurga SP Parashuram had said, “We have arrested the head of Sri Murugh Math under POCSO Act. At the same time, the second accused is being interrogated in this case. He is in our custody. There is no political pressure on us. After the medical checkup, we will present the accused before the magistrate.
Court rejected anticipatory bail plea
On Tuesday, the District Sessions Court in Chitradurga adjourned the anticipatory bail plea of the head priest of Murugha Math till September 1. A case has been registered against Shivamurthy Muruga Sharanaru under the POCSO Act by the Mysuru City Police on the basis of the complaint of two minors. According to this, two girls (age 15 and 16 years) studied in the school of the Math. She was raped continuously for three and a half years.
The victim fled the hostel on 24 July and was found at Cottonpet police station on 25 July. On 26 August, an FIR was registered against the owner of the Lingayat Math at the Nazarbad police station. However, Swamy says that he is being implicated under a conspiracy. There is a hand of some insider behind this.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 02, 2022, 05:52 IST