Sawaimadhopur row ends as Raj govt announces compensation
Jaipur: Stalemate in Sawaimadhopur came
to an end on Saturday, as the Rajasthan government announced
compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of eight
persons including Rajesh Meena, who had jumped to his death
few days back in Sawaimadhopur district, an official said.
Meena, a student leader who was protesting against
police inaction in arresting the accused who had murdered an
elderly woman Dakha Devi in Surwal village last month, had
jumped from an overhead water tank in Surwal on March 17
following which an angry mob torched a police inspector.
His family members were not accepting the body and
were demanding compensation package. They today agreed to
perform the last rituals after talks between Bharatpur
Divisional Commissioner Rajeshwar Singh, IG Madhusudan Singh,
Sawaimadhopur Collector Ravi Kumar, SP Anshuman Bhomia and
Dausa MP Kirori Meena and other community people.
"Rs 5 lakh will be given to the families of Rajesh
Meena and Dakha Devi. Culprits who murdered Dakha Devi will
also be arrested as soon as possible," Sawaimadhopur district
collector Ravi Kumar told PTI over phone.
"Other than this, the same package has been announced
for the four other ladies whose husbands were allegedly shot
dead by dacoits in Dholpur some time back and two others (one
in Sawaimadhopur and another in Dausa) who were killed in
firing during the last Lok Sabha elections," he said.
The Collector said that Rajesh Meena`s cremation will
be done at his village Badolas this evening.
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