19th October 2010
National Commission for Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, India
Subject: Request to protect Mr. Pidathala Sathyambabu (Scheduled Caste youth) who was falsely implicated and punished for life sentence in the murder case of Ms. Ayesha Meera.
Direct the government of to shift Mr. Satyam Babu to NIMS (Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences) at Hyderabad as his health condition has deteriorated since he was arrested by the police in this case.
Direct the government of AP to re-investigate the murder case of Ms. Ayesha Meera through CBI.
We, the under signed on behalf of ‘Sathyambabu Ayeshameera Nyaya Porata Committee’ want to present the following for your kind perusal and action:
- Ms. Ayesha Meera (A student of B.Pharmacy, staying Durga hostel, Ibrahim Patnam, Krishna District) was murdered on 27th Decemebr 2007.
- As part of the investigation the police have initially arrested Mr.Gurvinder Singh (Laddu) and was subsequently released on the grounds of not matching with the profile obtained at the scene of offence.
- Mr. P. Satyam Babu S/O Late Venkaiah was arrested on 17th Aug. 2008 in connection with the theft case of a Cell phone was implicated in the murder case of Ms. Ayesha Meera.
- And Mr. Satyam Baba was punished for life imprisonment on 29th September 2010 by the Sessions Judge of the Mahila Court of Vijayawada for killing Ms. Ayesha Meera.
Sir, after following the series of event in the case we feel that Mr. Satyam Babu has been falsely implicated in this case. And the police failed to arrest the actual culprits who have murdered Ms. Ayesha Meera.
Hence. We request you to intervene in this case and save the life of Mr. Satyam Babu (a poor Dalit Youth and the only bread winner of his family). Also instruct the government to commission CBI to investigate in to the case to identify the actual culprits and do justice to Ms. Ayesha Meera.
Karthik Navayan (09346677007 and e-mail email@example.com)
(Coordinator – Sathyam Babu Ayesha Meera Nyaya Porata Committee, Andhra Pradesh)
Human Rights Forum
Peoples Union for Civil Liberties
Ambedkar Youth Association
Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee
Secular Democratic Front
Mala Sankshema Sangam
SC ST Bank Employees Organization
Dalit Bahujana Sangharshana Samithi
Thelangana Ambedkar Sangam
Muslim United Front
Scheduled castes welfare society
Lambadi Hakkula Vedika
Dalit Stree Shakthi
Sakshi- Human Rights Watch
Kula Nirmoolana Porata Samithi
Dalit Bahujana Vedika
Madiga Mahajana Sramika Vimukthi
Navayana (Society for Social Transformation)
Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee
Samatha Sainik Dal
Human Rights Law Network
Manava Vikasa Vedika
Details of the case:
Ayesha Meera, B. Pharmacy student was brutally raped and murdered on 27thDecember 2007 in a well protected (physically) private Women’s Hostel at Ibrahimpatnam, Kothur2 Village and Mandal of Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. The hostel was managed by Smt. I. Padma and her husband, I. Venkata Siva Rama Krishna who also resides on the ground floor of the said building.
The villagers of Ibrahimpatnam and the neighbors who have visited the scene of offence including the Chairman AP State Minority commission Mr. Yousuf Qureshi and the Member of National Women Commission, Smt. Nirmala Venkatesh have opened that without the involvement of the Warden and Insiders, the offense could not have happened.
Further, Smt. Nirmala Venkatesh Member of Women Commission suggested the government to conduct Norco Analysis test to the Warden and her husband and Mr. Ch. Madhavarao, MPP who were present at the scene of offence even before the arrival of the police.
The delay in the process of investigation has 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, who was the then Minister of Municipal administration 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
The police never followed what Smt. Nirmala Venkatesh Member of Women Commission has suggested.
In March 2008 the police have arrested Mr. Gurvinder Singh alias Laddu, from Visakhapatnam and was brought to Vijayawada and produced before the court as a suspect. And was subsequently released as the profile of evidence collected in the scene of offence, did not match with him
The parents of the Ayesha Meera and the local public, students, Muslim leaders, Women Organizations agitated and accused that the Police is trying to divert the investigation process by arresting Gurvinder Singh alias Laddu to save the actual culprits. They took to streets demanding justice to Ms. Ayesha Meera.
After eight months the police arrested 20 years old Dalit youth 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 is nobody to protect him. There were allegations that the police are trying to kill him to close the case and to protect the real culprits. The police have staged several dramas such as:
Satyam Babu tried to escape from the police custody once and later while going back from Hyderabad to Vijayawada that he jumped out of the police van, where as he is not in a position to walk due to some problem in the spinal cord. The electronic media has disproved the story of the police however nothing could save him.
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 which caused chronic sensor motor axonal neuropathy which means his legs paralyzed and unable to move for a small distance
P.Srinivas advocate on record argued that there is no evidence at all, except a report from the forensic lab, even that cannot be believable as the director of the forensic lab Dr Venkanna, who given forensic report in this case was caught hold by the anti corruption bureau police. And remanded for the offence of taking bribe to give a false report
Senior counsel Mr. Bojja Tharakam, Argued for the victim/ Accused Sathyambabu And raised some important issues, like the police did not file the DNA profile of Ayesha Meera,
After hearing to the defense counsel the judge delivered judgment that the innocent Dalit boy Sathyambabu sentenced for life for offence under 302 of IPC and 10 years imprisonment for the offence under 376 IPC that is rape, and also awarded Rs 1000 as fine, if he is unable to pay that amount, he has to be in the jail for another 6 months
Though there is no proper evidence against Sathyambabu the judge punished him only on the technical evidence there is no single person deposed against Sathyambabu except police, and there are protests in all over state in favors and to protect Sathyambabu. The police and court were influenced by the political lobbies and bend for money, and punished innocent Dalit boy, to protect real culprits
In light of the above we pray your kind self to order for:
1) Re investigation of this case by Central Investigation Bureau.
2) Order to admit Sathyambabu in Nijam Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital immediately as he is suffering from a neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome,