Father on indefinite fast

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Father on indefinite fast

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About 40 people from the Beniganj Police Station of Hardoi District area are in the capital for 3 days now and the father Thakuri Prasad, resident of village Mamrejpur and a landless SC person, is on indefinite fast becasue his only son Rajkishore was murdered on 5th April, 2008 by Yatendra and Satyendra, both sons of Kamlesh resident of village Malhpur. Under political pressure the FIR has been registered against unknown people.

The villagers allege that the local MLA and cabinet minister in the present Mayawati Government, Ram Pal Verma and his nephew and local MP Ashok Rawat, whose name had earlier also cropped up in the infamous human trafickking scandal after the arrest of Gujarat BJP MP Babubhai Katara was caught at the Indira Gandhi International Airport trying to smuggle a woman to Canada on his wife's passport, are shielding the culprits.

The family of the murdered have no faith in the local police and would like to get a CB-CID enquiry conducted in the case. Thay have already requested the IG for this purpose but have not heard from his office.

The people at the dharna/fast site may be reached through Babu Ram Kamle/Rajesh at 9793271930 and Dinesh at 9919824064.

Sandeep Pandey