Nitesh Rane seeks action on Dholakia`s death
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 21:51
Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane's son Nitesh, who led a violent demonstration against cut in water supply to Mumbai, today demanded the government look into cause of death of a protestor, who died soon after police baton charged the agitators, and take appropriate action.

The protestor, Viral Dholakia (43), was found unconscious shortly after police canecharged and tried to disburse the mob at Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters in south Mumbai.

Though he was rushed to the G T hospital, he was subsequently declared dead.

"The government should look into cause of the death. It should take appropriate action (against police)," said Rane, who was leading the agitation by 'Swabhiman' organisation. He said Dholakia had "died for Aam Aadmi and his sacrifice cannot be forgotten".

"Dholakia is a martyr who laid down his life for public. We will also verify with the hospital authority to establish the cause of the death," Rane said.

Criticising the police, Rane said the "atrocious" behaviour of the cops should not be tolerated. "We were protesting in a peaceful manner and in return we lost our activist's life," he said, adding the protest would continue till the issue of water problem was addressed.


First Published: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 21:51

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