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Two arrested for posting posts on social media justifying the killing of Congress leader’s daughter

ABVP activists protest against the killing of BVB student Neha Hiremath in Hubballi, l Photo: PTI

Hubballi: Police have arrested two youths who justified the murder of Neha Hiremath, allegedly by Fayaz Khondunaik, on their social media accounts.

The suspects from Dharwad were arrested on Saturday after some pro-Hindu activists filed a complaint alleging that the duo had posted content claiming that Neha and Fayaz were in a relationship.

According to the complainants, they allegedly uploaded photos of the victim Neha and the suspect, Fayaz, with the caption: “Neha Fayaz true love, justice for love”.

Neha Hiremath (23), daughter of Congress councilor of Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation Niranjan Hiremath, was allegedly stabbed to death on the campus of BVB College on April 18.

The accused Fayaz, who fled the scene, was subsequently arrested by police.

Neha was a first year MCA student and Fayaz was previously her classmate.

The incident sparked public outrage with protests in Hubballi, Dharwad and several other places.

The BJP accused the Congress government of being soft on anti-social elements, which resulted in this incident as the ruling party tried to portray it as an incident with a personal angle. PTI