Sawaimadhopur row ends as Raj govt announces compensation
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 17:47
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.


First Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 17:47

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