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Bengaluru, Dec 18 – Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah criticized BJP leaders on Saturday for disregarding court orders and visiting the woman who was assaulted and paraded naked in Belagavi despite restrictions imposed by the Karnataka High Court. The Chief Justice had suggested restricting visits to the traumatized woman, considering her severe distress and ongoing medical treatment.

Siddaramaiah expressed disappointment in the BJP leaders’ insensitivity and lack of respect for the court’s instructions. He highlighted that the High Court had ordered no visits without prior written permission from the chief medical officer responsible for her treatment.

The Chief Minister accused the BJP leaders of using the tragic incident for political gain, condemning their actions. A fact-finding team from the BJP alleged that the crime was committed by individuals associated with the Congress party.

The BJP leaders’ visit to the victimized woman was criticized for its disregard for court orders and instructions. Siddaramaiah called for condemnation of their insensitivity and lack of respect, pointing out the need to prioritize the well-being of the victim during her medical treatment.

In response to the BJP’s fact-finding team, the Chief Minister urged them to respect the court’s restrictions and not exploit the incident for political motives. The incident, which occurred on December 11, involved the assault and public humiliation of a tribal woman by the family of a girl with whom her son had eloped. Thirteen individuals have been arrested in connection with the case, with a search ongoing for three other suspects. The incident has sparked widespread condemnation and calls for justice.