K'taka government decides to hand over Padma Priya case to CoD

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Bangalore, July 30 (UNI) The Karnataka government today decided to hand over the sensational suicide case of Udupi BJP MLA's wife Padma Priya to Corps of Detectives, while the opposition demanded a CBI inquiry.

Speaking at the Legislative Council, Home Minister V S Acharya rejected the opposition demand and said CoD was capable of doing a good job. Not satisfied, the Congress members entered the well of the house and held a dharna leading to adjournment of the house for a brief period.

Udupi and Mangalore had been conduring the investigations into the case so far.

Ms Priya, who went missing from her Udupi home on June 11 was found hanging in a Dwaraka apartment in Delhi on June 15. Family feud was said to be the reason behind the act, initial investigation had said.

The legislator had alleged involvement of a family friend Atul Rao in the case. Mr Rao who was arrested based on a complaint from Mr Bhat, is now in judicial custody. It was alleged that he had taken Ms Priya to Delhi on her request and fixed the apartment for her.

The opposition had demanded a CBI inquiry as she had travelled from the state to Goa and then to Delhi and it involved three states. However Mr Acharya rejected the demand.

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