ANI Photo | Congress leader Randeep Surjewala meets family of Hubballi murder victim, assures justice

Congress General Secretary and Karnataka-in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday visited the house of Hubballi murder victim Neha Hiremath and assured her family, justice in the case.
Assuring justice in the matter, The Congress leader said that the Karnataka government has decided to hand over the case to the CID.
Surjewala who was accompanied by the law minister H.K Patil, stated that the Law minister has assured that the Government will ensure conclusion of the case within 90 to 120 days.
“Govt will ensure conclusion of trial within 90 to 120 days by asking for a day to day trial,” he wrote in a post on X.
“Government and the Special Public Prosecutor will ask the Court to award Capital Punishment of Death by Hanging for the murderer,” Surjewala posted on X.
“It is our duty to ensure Justice for Neha and make an example of the accused so that no one can think of ever committing such a heinous crime again,” Surjewala stated on X.
With the Bhartiya Janata party raising concerns over ‘safety of women’ in Karnataka, a political war of words erupted between the BJP and Congress in Karnataka over the murder of 23-year old Neha Hiremath, daughter of Congress councillor Niranjan Hiremath.
BJP leader and national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla accused Congress of focusing more on protecting their vote bank rather than addressing women’s safety.
“Why does Congress prioritize vote bank protection over women’s safety? This isn’t the first time. When there was a blast at Rameshwaram Cafe, Congress was more concerned about vote banks, not public safety. When people were beaten for saying “Ram Ram” during Ram Navami, Congress stood with the vote bank. When “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were raised, Congress stood with the vote bank. But from Bengal to Bengaluru, Congress leaders don’t stand with women or with Neha,” Poonawalla said.
Neha (23), the daughter of Congress Councillor of Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation Niranjan Hiremath, was stabbed to death on the campus of BVB College on April 18.
The accused, Fayaz Khondunaik, who fled the scene, was arrested by police subsequently. Neha was a first-year MCA student and Fayaz was her former classmate

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