Mangalore, Jan 26: Soujanya's parent's visited kadri temple in mangalore, to seek justice for their daughter. They took out a padayatra from Dharmasthala to Mangalore demanding justice for their daughter.They prayed god to ward off difficulties and impart justice.
Sri Esha Vittaldas Swamiji of Kemar Sandeepani Ashram seer said he has been with the parents of Sowjanya in their fight for justice without bowing to any pressure.
Continuing, he said “People even used to dread to put up banners seeking justice in Sowjanya case. But now, pro-Sowjanya banners are seen in every village revealing that there is a social awareness on the issue.”
Hindu leader Mahesh Shetty Timarodi said that the state's chief minister should first set right the police department which had protected those who were involved in sexual assault and murder of Soujanya.
On October 9, 2012, 17-year-old Sowjanya was allegedly raped and murdered. The PU II student was last seen by her uncle near the Nethravati bus stop while she was returning home from college.Her body was found the next day. The police arrested Santhosh Rao in connection with the case. But Sowjanya's family feels that the case has been manipulated and the real culprits are yet to be arrested.