Tehsildar calls for steps to instil confidence

The support for the protest against the brutal murder of the 23-year-old techie, from Machilipatnam, in Mumbai is gaining ground with every passing day.

It has not only reached an overwhelming proportion on various social media sites, but women and children are taking to the streets observing rasta roko, organising rallies, candlelight and silent marches across the country.

Here in Vijayawada, the students of Bishop Azaraiah High School for Girls took out a silent march on Bandar Road and observed a brief sit-in holding placards, demanding justice for the young techie, near the Sub-Collector’s office, on Saturday. The Bishop of Church of South India who was recently elected the head of the CSI, Right Reverend Govada Dyvasirwadam, participated in the protest rally along with the students and teachers.

Masula techie had gone missing from the LTT-Kurla railway station in Mumbai from January 5, the techie’s highly decomposed and partially-burnt body was found at a swamp like area near Kanjurmarg, a Mumbai suburban area, by her parents and relatives on January 16.

Addressing the children and teachers, the Vijayawada Urban Tehsildar R. Siva Rao, recalled the brutal murder and urged the government to take steps to bring justice to the techie’s family.

“The culprits should be immediately be arrested and punished,” he said.

He also stressed on the need to create awareness on the rights and legislations related to women. The government should also take steps to instil confidence among the women. Secretary and Correspondent Ramani Ramyakrupa and Principal K. Sandhya were present.

Meanwhile, techie’s father S. Jonathan Prasad, a retired professor from Noble College- Machilipatnam, went to Delhi and met the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday, to seek support for a speedy investigation and arrest of the perpetrators of the crime. He also met Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday on the issue.