Kin of Dadri case accused cremate body after 4 days
Amid high tension, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration finally succeeded in convincing residents of Bisada village, who cremated Ravin Sisodia, one of the accused jailed in the Ikhlaq lynching case. Ravin died in the Greater Noida jail early this week.
According to Ravin’s relatives, the administration has assured his family a Rs 20-lakh compensation and refer the case regarding his custodial death to the CBI.
“He is survived by his old parents, wife and a nine-month-old daughter. How will they earn their livelihood? How will his wife and daughter survive? The state government has been insensitive on the issue and we were forced to protest for the compensation keeping in view his family’s future,” said Sanjay Rana, one of Ravin’s relatives.
Senior district administration officials said they had already announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh and the remaining would be funded by social organisations.
As far as the CBI probe is concerned, the administration will recommend it to state government only if it receives a written complaint in the case.
“Since Ravin died in judicial custody, we have assured his family to take up the matter properly. A compensation has been announced and a judicial magistrate has already started an inquiry into his death. As there is a provision of CBI inquiry after judicial death, we may recommend investigation by the premier agency,” said NP Singh, District Magistrate (DM) of Gautam Buddh Nagar.
Meanwhile, Union Minister and local MP Mahesh Sharma and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders visited Bisada village on Friday.
The villagers, who had been protesting with Ravin’s body wrapped in the national flag for the past three days, continued to demand action against the jailer.
“He did not die, he was killed. He was innocent. Ikhlaq’s family had named him in the FIR as we are their neighbours,” said Ranveer Sisodia, father of the deceased.
The residents claimed that the Tricolour was wrapped on his body as a mark of respect.