Contrary to various stories making rounds about the alleged involvement of Sangh Parivar outfits which allegedly humiliated Ashwini Moolya publicly, forcing her to end her life, Jaya Moolya, father of Ashwini Moolya, the student who ended her life after a bus owner's son named Salim allegedly raped her in a deserted place recently, said that his daughter was not harassed by the Sangh Parivar activists. He said that Salim was directly responsible for her death. He also claimed that those who handed over Salim to the police were members of the general public.
Moolya further said, speaking to a local newspaper that he too did not chide her, except for expressing his anguish to her once while coming back home from Moodbidri police station, for getting caught in a mess. Moolya said, he had asked Ashwini to attend the school next day but her mother thought it would be better if she skips school for a day.
Salim's brother Razack however, begs to differ. He said that those who beat up Salim and handed him over to the police were in fact, right wing elements. He said that the tragedy occurred because of the humiliation heaped on the girl by the Sangh Parivar outfits and that his brother is innocent.