Mathura, Uttar Pradesh: 21 year old Rakhi committed suicide in Mathura ,Uttar Pradesh on 8 October after the failure of UP police to solve the murder of her parents. She consumed Sulphate tablets after which she died in local hospital.
Banwari Lal and Ravibala, were killed by goons on the night of March 8-9 when they were asleep in their house in Amar Colony, Mathura. The grieving girl had left no stone unturned to get justice for her murdered parents. She had met the local police, SP Mathura and District Magistrate Aravind Mallappa but there was no positive response from the authorities.
She had also met BJP MLA from Mathura, Hema Malini, State Ministers Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary and Shrikant Sharma, Deputy CM Keshav Maurya. Other than promises no positive action was taken.
Finally she even contacted CM Adityanath and wrote a letter to PM Modi but she only got false promises and consolations. The apathy and indifference drew the girl into depression and compelled her to take this extreme step. The authorities failed to take any action against the culprits and forced the girl to take the extreme step.
The case has been transferred to the crime Branch and investigation is underway. A compensation of Rs5 lakh has been announced by Shrikant Sharma BJP MLA from Mathura. Her siblings have decided to sit in an indefinite strike if a proper investigation is not done.
Sadly the apathy and indifference of authorities forced a young girl to commit suicide in frustration.
The suicide led to a public outcry, with residents of Amar Colony blocking the adjoining highway for two hours. The police had to forcibly remove them from the spot.
The protesters claimed that Rakhi had met senior police officers last month and threatened to commit suicide if her parents’ murder case was not solved. District Magistrate of Mathura Aravind Mallappa as well as SSP Mangain assured the protesters that justice would be done and Rakhi’s family would be provided help.
With IANS input