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RTI Activist’s Daughter in law killed in Haryana

13 February 2011 No Comment

If the attacks on RTI Activist’s in Jan,2011 were less Feb,2011 starts with one more in  Chandraval, Haryana RTI Activist Mahabir Singh paid a heavy price when he was attacked by the Village Sarpanch after he exposed a pension scam by filing RTI, an attempt was made to crush him under a MUV car at village Chandrawal near Bhuna, Sonu  daughter-in-law of  Mahabir Singh tried to save him but she too was hit by the men and when she fell on the floor the Sarpanch allegedly ran his car over her and fled away, Sonu later died in a hospital in Hissar

A local court had ordered registration of a case against the village sarpanch and 13 others following efforts made by  RTI applicants Mahabir Singh and his friends in unearthing the scam.
Phool Singh and Jagdish, residents of village Chandrawal, had exposed scam in disbursment of pension by using RTI applications and subsequently filed a case of alleged fraud against the Sarpanch Dharambir Malik, District Social Welfare Officer and Naib Tehsildar (revenue official) of Bhuna were allegedlly
A court had ordered registration of a case against the accused.
Sarpanch Dharambir Malik, District Social Welfare Officer and Naib Tehsildar (revenue official) of Bhuna are the main culprits behind the fraud  confirmed the police.
In the the pension scam money was drawn from the government treasury but not delivered to the pensioners.
The village pensioners got information from the the social welfare department that pension was being released as usual.
On Thursday, the sarpanch allegedly used a multi-utility vehicle (MUV) in an attempt to crush Jagdish under the wheels when the latter was sitting outside his house.
Jagdish”s legs were crushed and when his daugter-in-law Sonu tried to come to his rescue, the attackers did not spare her and crushed her too. She died of the injuries at the hospital later.
As per the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shamsher Singh Dahiya, a murder case has been registered against the Sarpanch Dharmbir Malik, his driver and three others who are said to be absconding
The police today produced Malik and Satbir in the court where they were sent to police remand for one day. The police are yet to recover the vehicle used in the crime.

This should really make every one think that is our Government Machinery rusted so much that Corruption can prevail without any fear and those who expose bear a brunt everytime.

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