We have lost all hope in probe on scholar Kalburgi’s murder, says family

The unfulfilled assurances from the government after the murder have frustrated his family members.

Published: 31st August 2017 08:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2017 08:57 AM   |  A+A-

The late Dr M M Kalburgi with his wife. (File photo)

Express News Service

DHARWAD: Family members of the late scholar, Dr M M Kalburgi, who have been waiting for justice for two years are losing hopes.

Their disappointment with the government and investigation agencies because of their failure in solving the scholar’s murder case can be seen clearly in their words.

The shocking murder of Dr Kalburgi which took place on August 30, 2015 at Kalyan Nagar still remains a mystery. Dr Kalburgi was shot dead from a point blank range by two assailants at his residence.

The unfulfilled assurances from the government after the murder have frustrated his family members.

Speaking to ‘Express’, Kalburgi’s son Srivijay, said: “I have respect and faith in the government and the law, but the delay is forcing us to take some steps like seeking help from court of law and others.”

“Everyday we eagerly wait for the arrest of the culprits. We are least bothered whether the case is being politicised or not. We are concerned only about justice. In the last seven months, no investigating officials have contacted us. The officials tell us that they are doing their job, but so far we are unable to get any clue about the murderers,” he said.

He said, “If justice gets delayed for another four months, we will resort to protests condemning the delay”, he said. “We read the newspapers and have an eye on social media as well. Several times, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the case is in its final stages of investigation. But it has become difficult to understand the meaning of final stages,” said a relative of Kalburgi.

Govt comes under fire

Speaking on the occasion of the second death anniversary of Kalburgi here on Wednesday, Professor Ganesh N Devy said, “The communication gap between probe agencies is the major hurdle in cracking the case. Three different agencies are investigating the murders of as many scholars.”

Activist Dhanaji Gurav indirectly targeted the BJP and called upon the gathering not to support the party which “does not’t like people with good thoughts”.

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