Haryana govt releases Rs 5L compensation for slain youth

Last Updated: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 23:24

Chandigarh/Gurgaon: Haryana Government on Sunday released a compensation amount of Rs 5 lakh from the Chief Minister`s relief fund for the next of kin of Vikrant Yadav, who died after being run over by a truck driven by alleged cow-smugglers last week, sparking protests by irate locals.
A draft of this amount has reached the Gurgaon district administration and will be handed over to the family members of Vikrant, Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi said.

He said as per notifications issued by the state government to name the Chowk, where the incident took place, after Vikrant Yadav was in process and would take some more time.

The 24-year-old youth, who hailed from Khawaspur village, was allegedly run over by the vehicle in which cow smugglers in Gurgaon district were trying to escape, after he chased them on his motorcycle on the night of August 24.

More than 45 religious, social and political organisations, including 42 village panchayats, and two Municipal Committees have passed resolutions appealing people to maintain peace and harmony in the region.

They have also condemned burning of 16 vehicles carrying cattle into the town.
The Gram Sabhas resolved that protecting cattle was their duty but no one would act in a way that hurts the emotional and religious feelings of any community.

If any such incident happens, they would inform the senior officers of district administration and cooperate them to enforce law and order in the area.

Two companies of CRPF and BSF along with Haryana Police jawans took out a flag march in Pataudi and Farukhnagar areas today while two companies of Para Military forces had already reached Pataudi area yesterday, SDM Pataudi Manoj Khatri said adding the situation in the region is under control.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 23:24

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