Rahul balm for bereaved woman

Last Updated: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 22:26

Amethi (UP): Rahul Gandhi seems to have become
a `messiah` for women in his parliamentary constituency.

The Congress general secretary today accompanied a
bereaved woman to a police station and threw his weight behind
her case, a day after his intervention led two sisters hope
for justice.
During roza iftar in Jagdishpur, Shameem Bano met Rahul
and accused police of failing to take any action in the murder
case of her sister Yaseen, a widow who was killed in July.

The Congress leader then went along with her to a police
station and asked a senior officer to probe into the matter.

Yaseen`s body was recovered under mysterious
circumstances from Rudauli village and a complaint was lodged
at Musafirkhana police station in this regard.

"After hearing my complaint, Rahul ji asked me and my
family members to accompany him in his vehicle to Musafirkhana
police station," Shameem said.
She said that at the police station the Congress leader
asked Deputy Superintendent of Police to himself probe into
the incident. "Rahul ji said he would inquire about the probe
in his next visit," Shameem added.

Two sisters -- Sonia and Shivani -- had yesterday halted
Rahul`s car and told him about the harassment at the hands of
their uncles after the death of their parents. They were
assured full help by him. Soon after the incident, police
department sprung into action.

Later in the day, Rahul held a meeting with elected
officer-bearers of Youth Congress from Rae Bareli and
Sultanpur.

The Congress leader said as party has to go a long way,
the youth wing leaders should visit villages and listen to the
woes of the people.

"He told us to bring people to him and he will look
into their problems and solve them," a Youth Congress
office-bearer said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 22:26

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