Karnataka Seer Shivamurthy Sharanaru, Charged With Intercourse Abuse, Arrested
Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, the chief of Murugha Math — one of many key seminaries of Karnataka’s politically highly effective Lingayat group — has been arrested after allegations of rape from two faculty ladies. He was named in a case below Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after the 2 ladies alleged that they suffered sexual assault for years.
Shivamurthy Sharanaru has claimed that the allegations in opposition to him are a part of a long-drawn conspiracy. He has claimed that he can be proved harmless.
The arrest comes after days of demand from the Dalit group and others, together with a piece of workers of the Murugha Math. Given the quantity of political clout the Lingayat group wields, there was full silence from the state’s political leaders — the Congress and the ruling BJP.