Harassed by moral police, 20-year-old woman hangs self in Karnataka

Karnataka: BJP youth leader arrested for allegedly harassing 20-year-old, abetting her suicide

Karnataka: BJP youth leader arrested for allegedly harassing 20-year-old, abetting her suicide

Calling it "moral goondagiri", police officers in Chikmagalur district said while BJYM local leader Anil Raj was arrested on the basis of Suvarna's complaint, a search has been launched for others accused of harassing the girl, including Santosh.

They had visited her house last Saturday, the day of the alleged suicide, and threatened her of being a victim of "Love Jihad" - a term coined by the Hindu right-wing to accuse Muslim men of luring non-Muslim women to Islam by feigning love.

A 20-year-old student of DS Bele Gowda Government College hanged herself and left a suicide note claiming she was allegedly harassed by five right-wing activists from groups like Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha. Her pictures were made viral causing mental trauma pushing her to kill herself.

The victim's mother, in her police complaint, said that Dhanyashree first received a call from an unidentified caller on January 4 of this year, where she was questioned about her WhatsApp message. The caller - he later identified himself as Santosh, a Bajrang Dal activist from Mangaluru - also asked the woman why she was wearing a head scarf in some of the photographs she had posted on social media. In her suicide note, she wrote that a group of five harassed her and her mother by alleging that she goes out with a Muslim boy.

The Superintendent of Police of Chickmagalur said that under IPC 306 a case was booked in Mudigere town police station.

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Dhanyashree (20) committed suicide around 10 pm on Sunday night. Telling Suvarna to "control" her daughter, Santosh allegedly warned her that "embarrassing pictures" of Dhanyashree would be posted on social media.

"Police would not spare anyone responsible for mentally torturing the young woman and forcing her to commit suicide", he said.

The cops have also recovered the girl's mobile phone and also discovered that her photo with a Muslim man was being widely circulated. While her photo was being circulated on social media platforms, many people started commenting on it and expressed their disagreement over her friendship with a man from the different community.

Screenshots from her conversation were later shared on social media, leaving her open to abuse from people who opposed her views.

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