*“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

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

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

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 to discuss the future course of

Thanks and regards

Karthik Navayan

On behalf of “Sathyam Babu Ayesha Meera Nyaya Porata Committee”


B.Karthik Navayan, Advocate
H.No. 21-7-761,
Opp.High Court Post Office,
Gansi Bazar, Hyderabad,
PIN-500002, AP.
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