ANI Photo | BRS’s Kavitha seeks “guarantee of women safety” after Belagavi woman assault case

Sharing screenshots of media reports of an incident in Karnataka’s Belagavi district where a woman was stripped naked, paraded and assaulted after her son eloped with a girl of the same village, Bharat Rashtra Samithi MLC K Kavitha said that it is time the Congress government in the state comes up with a real guarantee of women safety, security and accountability.
“Deeply disturbed by the recent incident in Belagavi, Karnataka. It’s disheartening to see such atrocities persist. Our focus must be on ensuring the safety of women and questioning the state of law and order in Karnataka. The condition of women security is absolutely alarming there, with shockingly Bengaluru topping the charts for having most acid attacks as well,” Kavitha, who is the daughter of former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said in a post on ‘X’.
“It’s about time, the Government gives real guarantee of Women safety, security and accountability,” she added.
A 42-year-old woman was stripped naked, paraded and assaulted and tied to an electric pole on Monday in Belagavi district after her son eloped with a girl.
Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said on Tuesday that action has been taken and seven people have been arrested so far in connection with the incident.
Speaking about the incident, Parameshwara told ANI, “It is unfortunate that it happened. One boy, about 24 years old, fell in love with another girl from the same village and same community. They had run away together and in retaliation, the girl’s parents destroyed the boy’s house and forcefully took away the mother of the boy, removed her clothes and tied her up to an electric pole.”
“Immediately, our police went and rescued (the woman). She was brought to the hospital. We have registered a case and we have already arrested about seven people. Further investigation is going on. We are also trying to find where this boy and the girl have run away,” said Parameshwara.
BJP MLA, Bharath Shetty also spoke to ANI about the Belagavi incident and said that BJP is planning to hold a big protest in Belagavi tomorrow against the state government’s policies and the law and order situation.
“Yes, we have planned to call a larger protest in Belagavi. Protest is required, people need to know what’s happening, and people need to know the attitude of this government and what is their attitude towards the people. This incident shows the failure of law and order in the state,” said Bharath Shetty.
He further lashed out at the Congress government in the state and said that there are a lot of problems in the state, whether it be with power ministry, distribution of scholarships to the students or social justice, everything is in a bad state

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