Ravin’s family was assured a total compensation of Rs.25 lakh. The administration also said it will help Ravin’s widow Pooja get a private job. His family members expressed satisfaction and decided to cremate the body in the evening.Three days after the custodial death of an accused in the Dadri lynching case, residents of Bisada village reached a compromise and agreed to cremate his body. Family of Ravin, 22, held several rounds of meetings with the district administration and police in presence of Union minister and local MP Mahesh Sharma and BJP MLA from Sardana, Sangeet Som, before ending the deadlock. GOVERNMENT EXTENDS SUPPORT TO FAMILY
Ravin’s family was assured a total compensation of Rs.25 lakh. The administration also said it will help Ravin’s widow Pooja get a private job. His family members expressed satisfaction and decided to cremate the body in the evening. The villagers have been demanding 1 crore as compensation and a government job for the family of the deceased. They insisted on an FIR against the jailer and arrest of Jaan Mohammad, the brother of Akhlaq who was murdered last year for allegedly storing beef.Sangeet Som and minister Sharma visited Bisada village in the afternoon and met the family members of Ravin. After a two-hour-long meeting with the village committee, Som urged the agitators to end their protest and perform the last rites of the deceased. While Ravin’s parents agreed, some of the villagers wanted the protest to continue. However, with the promises from the BJP leaders, the protest was called off later. “The committee has agreed to arrange Rs.25 lakh as compensation besides computer training and a job at a private company for the wife of Ravin,” Som told the crowd, making a request to end their protest.”Government will give a compensation of Rs.10 lakh, and another `10 lakh will be given by the NGOs. We will donate Rs.5 lakh to the family as well,” said Som. He also said that the senior superintendent of police has assured a thorough investigation of the FIR on alleged cow slaughter against Akhlaq’s brother Jaan Mohammad. The district magistrate assured safety of jailed youths of the village. The DM also promised to sponsor the education of Ravin’s sixmonth-old daughter. However, police officials said arrest of Akhlaq’s brother Jaan Mohammad was not possible without concrete evidence. “We will take action against him only if we find concrete evidence,” said a senior police official. Minister Sharma accused the state government for death of Ravin and extended his support to the Bisada residents.
“The state government is responsible for this. No compensation amount is equal to the loss of a life. The struggle of people will continue,” Sharma said in the presence of several saffron leaders and cow vigilantes. Som urged the villagers to continue their fight without taking the law in their hands. “Most of the youths lodged in the jail are innocent. We should continue our fight peacefully,” he said. Ravin’s father Ranveer Sisodiya said: “We are sad at the death of our son. But we are satisfied with the compromise.” Ravin, 22, was among the 18 men arrested last year for allegedly lynching Mohammad Akhlaq on suspicions of slaughtering a cow.
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