“Sathyam Babu and Ayesha Meera Nyaya Porata Committee”
(Formed by Dalit, Muslim, Human Rights and other people’s organization to achieve justice for the both victims)
Ayesha Meera, B. Pharmacy student was brutally raped and murdered on 27thDecember 2007 in a private Women’s Hostel at Ibrahimpatnam, Kothur2 Village and Mandal of Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
There is no possibility of anybody going, jumping to that place of the scene of offence which was situated on the 2nd floor of the building in a common hall with partitions where other students are also staying. The way to the steps of the building are protected by an iron mesh and which usually is being kept in lock and keys and are under the custody of the warden of the Hostel, Smt. I. Padma and her husband who also resides on the ground floor of the said building.
The delay in the process of investigation is created doubts in the minds of public that there is a political interference and pressure on the police to save the offenders in such a way the name of the late Koneru Ranga Rao Municipal Minister of A.P. came into picture as his grand son Koneru Satish Babu, Surpanch of Gudavalli village alleged to be prime accused in the above said case
In fact, villagers of Ibrahimpatnam and the residents nearby and the persons who have visited the scene of offence including the Chairman AP State Minority commission Yousuf Qureshi and the Member of National Women Commission, Smt. Nirmala Venkatesh who visited the scene also expressed her doubt that without the connivance of the Warden and Insiders, the offense could not have happened. Further, Hon’ble Member of Women Commission, Smt. Nirmala Venkatesh also suggested for Norco Analysis test to the Warden and her husband and one Ch. Madhavarao, MPP who said to be present at the scene of offence before the arrival of the police. The public at large applauded the response shown by Nirmala Venkatesh and her analysis and opinion is very near and suits the circumstances of the case and also coincides with the public opinion of that area.
Even after four months the police are still unable to trace the culprits, which have created several doubts in the minds of public as to the genuinity and sincerity, honesty and efficiency of the police and the State Government.
In March 2008 the police have arrested Gurvinder Singh alias Laddu, from the coastal city of Visakhapatnam was brought to Vijayawada and produced before a court, He allegedly murdered another college student and a watchwoman of a ladies’ hostel.
The parents of the Ayesha Meera and the local public , Muslim leaders, Women Organizations Alleged the Police is trying to divert the process by arresting Gurvinder Singh alias LADDU and to save the culprits
The police failed to identify the guilty despite questioning over 50 people. Also, DNA and other tests were carried out on more than a dozen suspects including the owner of the private hostel.
The case drew wide attention as various women and students’ organizations took to the streets demanding justice for Ayesha’s family.
Ayesha’s parents alleged that the police were deliberately going slow as the accused had political connections
After eight months of intrigue and drama the police left the Gurvinder Singh alias Laddu and cooked up another story and arrested 20-year-old dalit boy Pidathala Satyam Babu, a part-time construction worker from Nandigama sub-division of Krishna district, saying that he raped and murdered Ayesha Meera
Police deliberately chosen Sathyam Babu as a soft target as there are no body to talk about him, as he belongs to a poor dalit family and having no father, from the arrest the police really trying to kill him to close the case and to protect the real culprits
According to a physiotherapist who treated Sathyam Babu for several times in Vijayawada Sathyam Babu’s spinal card was damaged due to police torture and that leads to guillen barre syndrome and caused chronic sensor motor axonal neuropathy which means his legs paralyzed and unable to move for a small distance
The police have created another story saying that in such a condition he was escaped from their custody it is a conspiracy to kill him The police of cooking up the story of Satyam Babu escaping’ and again coming out with another story of arresting him The arrest story is nothing but a damage control exercise done by the police. Bowing to pressure from the media and various civil rights groups
The police originally planned to kill Satyam Babu in an encounter. Since human rights and dalit rights organizations took the issue seriously and launched agitation across the State, the police were left with no option but to cook up another story stating that they caught him at Jaggayyapet
How the police first arrested Gurvinder Singh alias Laddu and framed charges against Satyam Babu in this case?, the police are misleading every organization right from the beginning. The ‘missing’ episode is just another trick played by the police
Satyam Babu’s mother is cried foul at the incident, demanded to know how a person who can’t even walk properly (Satyam Babu was in a wheelchair) could escape. Meanwhile, Ayesha’s father is stressing that Satyam Babu is not his daughter’s murderer.
But the judiciary and the police are continuing with the trial of the case against Sathyam Babu the judge also posted the case for judgment without permitting defense lawyers for the cross examination of the witness
Right now the cross examination of the witness is going on as the judge permitted for the cross examination on the direction of the high court and the case is posted for arguments
In this case both the accused and the complainant are the victims in this case so NAVAYANA (A Society for Social Transformation) organized a public meeting on 2nd September 2010 in press club Basheerbagh. In this meeting organizations like Ambedkar Youth Association, Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee, Human Rights Forum, Kula Nirmoolana Porata Samithi, Confederation of SC ST Organizations, Dalit Stree Shakthi, Telangana Ambedkar Sangam, and about 70 like minded individuals participated and unanimously decided to form Sathyam Babu Ayesha Meera Nyaya Porata Committee to achieve justice for the both victims
The committee’s first meeting dates will be decided soon
All are requested to be part of this meeting for discuss the future course of action
Thanks and regards
On behalf of “Sathyam Babu Ayesha Meera Nyaya Porata Committee”