Jaipur Firing: Govt. Accepts Demands, Family Allows Post-mortem, Burial of Youth
Raheem Khan, IndiaTomorrow.net,
Jaipur, Sep 11: The family of the youth killed in police firing Friday night allowed his post-mortem and burial Monday morning only after the state government of Vasundhara Raje accepted their demands.
The government has promised inquiry against the police official who resorted to firing. It has also promised government job to one member of the family. Besides, as the family and community had demanded, the government has assured not case will be filed against the protesters. As for monetary compensation, the government has agreed to give Rs 10 lakh. The family had demanded Rs one crore.
State minister Yunus Khan conveyed the government's assurances to the family and the local community.
Mohammad Raees alias Adil was killed when police opened fire at a crowd who was protesting against alleged thrashing of a couple outside the Ramganj police station Friday night. The crowd torched various vehicles and pelted stone on the police personnel.
According to media reports, during a routine check-up in the city on Friday evening, police tried to stop a bike rider and when he did not stop, the police hit the pillion rider who was a woman and took the couple to the local police station. As the news spread, a huge crowd gathered at the police station to seek release of the couple.
After the post-mortem, the body was handed over to the family. Funeral prayer was offered here Monday noon and the youth was buried in the local graveyard.
On Sunday, to press with the demands, leaders of Rajasthan Muslim Forum, an umbrella body of Muslim organizations, had held a press conference with family members of the victim. They demanded suspension of the police personnel involved in the firing, Rs one crore as compensation to the victim family and government job to one family member. The family had said they would not allow post-mortem and burial unless the government accepted the demands.
Curfew was imposed and internet service was suspended following the violence Friday mignight. After the situation returned to normalcy on Monday, the internet service has been restored. However, curfew has not yet been lifted.