November 26, 2020
Twitter India abuzz with #RapistPoojary tweets after Bengaluru cops arrest temple priest for raping minor
After Bengaluru Police on Thursday arrested a temple priest for allegedly raping a minor girls in the temple premises, Twitter has been abuzz with tweets calling for reactions from the right-wing activists and leaders.
According to the police, the accused has been identified as Venkataramanappa, a resident of Chikkaballapura, who was looking after the temple in the absence of his son-in-law.
On Tuesday evening, Venkataramanappa saw the girl playing outside the temple and allegedly lured her by promising to give sweets. He took her to his daughter’s house, which is adjacent to the temple, and raped her, C K Baba, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast), said.
Twitter users started tweeting with hashtag #ParistPoojary and called for justice for the 10-year-old Muslim girl, victim of the crime.
Users tagged several top BJP leaders and activists seeking their reaction to the heinous crime.