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Delay in compensation: Widow of constable killed in Bulandshahr firing attempts suicide

Manoj’s family members threatened to sit on a hunger strike if the government did not announce compensation including a house and Rs 20 lakh.

By: ISHITA MISHRA | Agra |
August 28, 2016 5:27:17 am

Fed up of the delay in financial help promised by the police and state government, the widow of a constable killed in indiscriminate firing by a colleague in Bulandshahr last week allegedly attempted suicide by consuming poison on Saturday.

This was her second attempt to take her own life.

Sushila Yadav (32) is a mother of two kids — Aryan (6) and Abbu (4) — and lives in her deceased husband Manoj Yadav’s native village Sultanpur in Etah district.

Manoj’s brother Narendra said that Sushila had not been eating since her husband’s death and had even grabbed a live wire earlier this week. However, they had managed to rescued her in time.

Sushila was rushed to the district hospital where she is undergoing treatment. Her condition is said to be stable, said Narendra.

“Since my brother’s death, she has been under severe depression. No official has bothered to visit our home and offer help. We want a house for his children in the police quarters. Monetary compensation was also announced from the government, but nothing has reached to us till now,” Narendra added.

Manoj’s family members threatened to sit on a hunger strike if the government did not announce compensation including a house and Rs 20 lakh.

Senior Superintendent of Police Etah Ajay Shankar Rai said that the condition of the widow is stable. All the paperwork regarding compensation has to be done by Bulandshahr police, the SSP added.

When contacted, SSP Bulandshahr, Anees Ahmad Ansari, said, “The constable’s family will receive the monetary aid in the form of compensation and pension, but paperwork takes time. We hope Sushila recovers soon.”

On the night of August 22, Manoj was killed when his colleague Saurabh Tyagi began firing indiscriminately in police lines. Two other police officers had also been injured in the incident.

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