Protests Rock Karnataka’s Bidar Over Rape & Murder of Hindu Girl; Perpetrator Shamsuddin Arrested

19-year-old college student Puja was raped and killed by her neighbour Shamsuddin for repeatedly spurning his advances. The man informed the girl’s family of his act after committing the murder and walked into the Dhannura police station confessing his crimes.

Local Hindus are outraged over the incident and have called for a strike against the rape and murder. While several protests have broken out in the city, police has resorted to lathi-charge to suppress the protests.

A report in TOI on the incident says:

Police sources said Shamsuddin allegedly lured Puja, a second-year BA student, to a forest near Khanapur in Kosam village of Bhalk taluk, sexually assaulted and murdered her by slitting the throat. He allegedly threw her body in the forest.

They were neighbours in Kosam, and Shamsuddin was allegedly wooing her for two years, according to a police officer investigating the case.

After committing the murder, the man informed Puja’s family about the ghastly twin crimes, and walked into Dhannura police station with a confession. Later, he led a police team to the spot where he had disposed of the body. 

Police have arrested Shamsuddin and recovered the body. After postmortem, the body was handed over to the family members.

Citizens on twitter were wondering how Karnataka CM Siddarammaiah would react to this ghastly crime?


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