Paresh Mesta death case: A chain of events | Whuff News


With the CBI closing report on the 2017 death of Paresh Mesta, here’s a look at the timeline of events in the case.

With the CBI closing report on the 2017 death of Paresh Mesta, here’s a look at the timeline of events in the case.

On October 4, 2022, five years after the death of 18-year-old Paresh Mesta in Honnavar of Uttara Kannada district, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a B report stating that the death accidental and not murderous, as it is said. by the victim’s family and BJP leaders.

The victim’s father, Kamalakar Mesta, as well as right-wing outfits in Karnataka, such as Sriram Sene and Hindu Janajagruthi Samithi, rejected the report and demanded that the case be reopened and re-investigated.

After the death in December 2017, BJP leaders Anant Kumar Hegde, Shobha Karandlaje and others accused the then Congress government of supporting the killers. The lower sections of the Hindutva expressed communal sentiments, causing chaos and widespread violence in the district of Uttara Kannada in the run-up to the 2018 Assembly elections. This is the current issue:

Police officers stand near the spot where Paresh Mesta's body was found in Honnavara.  image file

Police officers stand near the spot where Paresh Mesta’s body was found in Honnavara. image file | Photo Credit: SRIRAM MA

December 6, 2017: 18-year-old Sangh Parivar activist Paresh Mesta is missing due to clashes between the two villages due to an accident involving a motorcycle and a motorcycle on Kumta-Honnavar Road.

December 8, 2017: Paresh Mesta’s dead body is found in Shettikere lake near Honnavar bus stand under mysterious circumstances. BJP leaders said that Mesta was a victim of a communal attack and that he was tortured and killed. Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde has demanded a central agency probe into the “murder”. According to the family, there were many injuries on his body

The Shettikere lake in Honnavara where the body of Paresh Mesta was found on December 8, 2017.

The Shettikere lake in Honnavara where Paresh Mesta’s body was found on December 8, 2017. | Photo Credit: SRIRAM MA

December 9, 2017: Shobha Karandlaje, MP, posted pictures of Mesta’s body on her Twitter account, saying that “hot oil was poured on her body and it turned black” and that she was killed by “Jehadis in ISIS fashion.” BJP general secretary Arvind Limbavali then tweeted details of the allegations of violence.

The statement was tweeted by BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje in 2017 in connection with the death of Paresh Mesta.

The statement was tweeted by BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje in 2017 in connection with the death of Paresh Mesta. | Image Credit: Image file

December 11, 2017: Protest by Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) activists in Kumta in Uttara Kannada turned violent. The protestors tried to throw stones, burn tires and set fire to buses and the car of an IGP. More than seven people, including police, were injured.

Meanwhile, in a medical report issued by the government, experts said they did not find any evidence of Mesta’s abuse. The doctor who performed the autopsy on the body also disputes the claims.

Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Hemanth Nimbalkar's car was set on fire during a protest at Kumta in Uttara Kannada district by BJP workers demanding an NIA probe into the death of Paresh Mesta by 18 years.  image file

Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Hemanth Nimbalkar’s car was set on fire during a protest at Kumta in Uttara Kannada district by BJP workers demanding an NIA probe into the death of Paresh Mesta by 18 years. image file | Image Title: By Mail Together

December 12, 2017: Sirsi witnessed violence, marked by stone pelting at police and buses, during protests by members of the BJP and Hindutva. 70 people, including Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, were arrested for rioting. BJP state president BS Yediyurappa demands NIA probe into Mesta’s “murder”

December 13, 2017: Amidst the ongoing violence in the Uttara Kannada district and the political rivalry between the BJP and the Congress, the Karnataka government has decided to hand over the investigation to the CBI as per the family’s request of Mesta.

Eight buses and several shops were damaged during stone-pelting by thousands of BJP and Hindutva activists in Sirsi in December 2017.

Eight buses and several shops were damaged during stone pelting by thousands of members of BJP and Hindutva outfits in Sirsi in December 2017. | Image Credit: SPECIAL NOTE

December 14, 2017: Kamalakar Mesta, the father of the victim, accepts the decision of the State government while accusing the police of incompetence in their investigation. Denying reports that his son belongs to the BJP or any other organization, describing him as “an 18-year-old Hindu boy with a Shivaji tattoo on his arm”

Kamalakara Mesta father of Paresh Mesta at his house in Thulasi Nagara in Honnavara.

Kamalakara Mesta father of Paresh Mesta at his house in Thulasi Nagara in Honnavara. | Photo Credit: SRIRAM MA

December 15, 2017: The attempt to harm the Class 9 girl disturbed the peace in Honnavar which was restored to normalcy. Rumors have spread on WhatsApp and Facebook posts alleging that the girl was stabbed by people from another village. Some say it’s murder. Honnavar police have issued prohibitory orders.

Meanwhile in Udupi, the BJP group is demanding a ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and the Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) because they were behind the killing of Hindutva activists in the State.

Workers of Vishwa Hindu Parishath and Bajrang Dal stage a protest against the death of Paresh Mesta, in front of the deputy commissioner's office in Mangaluru on December 13, 2017.

Workers of Vishwa Hindu Parishath and Bajrang Dal stage a protest against the death of Paresh Mesta, in front of the deputy commissioner’s office in Mangaluru on December 13, 2017. | Photo Credit: MANJUNATH HS

December 23, 2017: Honnavar police book BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje for giving “incitement to violence” through her tweet about violence in Magodu village, Honnavar. It has been revealed that the girl injured herself because of fear when she was threatened by a local boy.

January 5, 2018: After the killing of another BJP worker in Dakshina Kannada, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy blamed Hindutva outfits and the PFI for the rise of “organized crime” in the coastal region. The Minister said that 19 people associated with the BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal and six PFI workers have been killed since 2013, and most of the cases were personal disputes.

Rescue patrol boat near the Honnavara incident in December 2017. file photo

Rescue patrol boat near the incident in Honnavara in December 2017. file photo | Photo Credit: SRIRAM MA

April 23, 2018: The CBI registers the FIR four months after Paresh’s death. A reproduction of the one registered at the Honnavar police station on December 8, 2017.

The FIR says that the accused gathered near the Honnavar bus stand on December 6. Suddenly, people of one village pelted stones and “using dangerous weapons like iron rods, swords, sickle vandalized the temple, shop, time and general attack and this time, they brutally killed Paresh Mesta…” According to the FIR, based on a complaint made by the father of the victim, the body was later dumped in the Shettikere lake to destroy any evidence.

A case is registered under IPC sections 143 (criminal assembly), 147 (punishment for rioting) 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapons), 302, (punishment for murder) 201 ( causing evidence to disappear), 149 (offence committed by a member of the criminal assembly) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy), against the accused: Azad Annigeri, Ashif Rafiq, Mahamad Faisal, Imtiyaz Gani, and Salim.

October 4, 2022: The CBI file closure report. It cites the autopsy reports and special information as well as the absence of any corroborating evidence, including any external injuries or signs of assault, to show that she was tortured and killed, as alleged. in FIR 2017. Forensic evidence proves that he died of drowning. The victim’s father has refused to sign the CBI report demanding further investigation.



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