Mudigere police in Karnataka have arrested a BJP Yuva Morcha leader after allegedly pushed 20-year-old Hindu college student Dhanyashree, to commit suicide. According to media reports, the girl was being hounded by BJP Yuva Morcha leader Anilraj after she shared a WhatsApp message saying “I love Muslims.”
Dhanyashree, a B.Com student, was chatting with her friend, Santhosh, on Friday when they started discussing the futility of fighting over caste and religion. In a reply to a question posed by him, she had replied “I love Muslim,” reported News18.
The girl’s message reportedly infuriated Santosh, who warned her against having any kind of relationship with Muslims. He then went on to share the screenshot of their conversation with local Bajrang Dal and VHP members. The screenshot of the message went viral, causing mental agony to Dhanyashree and her mother.
Dhanyashree’s suicide note said that she was upset as a group of five persons, including Anil, had picked up a quarrel with her after accusing her of being friends with a Muslim boy, reported The Hindu.
“The five had visited her home on Saturday evening and picked up an argument with the girl and her mother. The group had accused that the girl was roaming with a Muslim boy, and thereby, paving the way for ‘Love Jihad’. Upset over the development, she committed suicide,” Chikkamagaluru Superintendent of Police K Annamalai was quoted as saying.
The cops have also recovered the girl’s mobile phone and also discovered that her photo with a Muslim man was being widely circulated.
“Many have made comments on the picture. We will arrest all those who harassed her orally or through social media. We have taken the case seriously and our teams are working to arrest the accused,” Annamalai said.
As well as arresting Anil, the police have also launched a huge operation to arrest the main accused Santhosh and three others.
The incident comes just few months before Karnataka goes to polls. The BJP has already been accused of making desperate attempts to polarise the voters by Hindutva card.