Fatehabad (Har): A woman was killed when she
tried to rescue her father-in-law, who tried unearch a pension
scam with the help of RTI Act, after a village head allegedly
made an attempt to crush him under the wheels over at village
Chandrawal near Bhuna in this district, the police said on Saturday.
A local court had ordered registration of a case against
the village sarpanch and 13 others following efforts made by
two RTI applicants in unearthing the scam.
Phool Singh and Jagdish, residents of village Chandrawal,
had unearthed bunglings in disbursment of pension by using RTI
applications and subsequently filed a case of alleged fraud
against the accused in the court.
A court had ordered registration of a case against the 14
Sarpanch Dharambir Malik, District Social Welfare Officer
and Naib Tehsildar (revenue official) of Bhuna were allegedlly
found to be the main culprits behind the fraud, police sources
The sources claimed the pension money was drawn from the
government treasury but not delivered to the pensioners.
The village pensioners got information from the the social
welfare department that pension was being released as usual.
On Thursday, the sarpanch allegedly used a multi-utility
vehicle (MUV) in an attempt to crush Jagdish under the wheels
when the latter was sitting outside his house.
Jagdish`s legs were crushed and when his daugter-in-law
Sonu tried to come to his rescue, the attackers did not spare
her and crushed her too. She succumbed to her injuries at a
According to Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shamsher
Singh Dahiya, a murder case has been registered against
Dharmbir Malik, his driver Satbir Singh and three others.
The police today produced Malik and Satbir in the court
where they were sent to police remand for one day. The police
are yet to recover the vehicle used in the crime.