Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dalit children's killing: Haryana govt orders CBI probe as protests erupt in Faridabad

FARIDABAD: The Haryana government has ordered a CBI probe into the deaths of two children in Faridabad and has assured victims' family justice.

'We have accepted victim family's demand of CBI probe. Will not let injustice happen, request victim family to trust our Govt & CM' said Krishanpal Gujjar, a BJP MP and Union Minister.

Sanped in Haryana's Faridabad, where a dalit family was burnt alive leading to the death of two toddlers, on Wednesday erupted in grief and indignation, with the locals blocking Delhi-Agra highway with their bodies in protest as politicians joined them in mourning the horrific killings.

As the bodies of two-and-a-half-years-old Vaibhav and 11-month-old Divya, wrapped in white shrouds, arrived, the village, about 35 km from the national capital, plunged into grief.

Wailing soon gave way to anger and scores of villagers, walking hand in hand and shouting slogans, carried the bodies and placed them on the Delhi-Agra highway, blocking traffic.

As tempers ran high, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited the village where he accused the Prime Minister, Harayana Chief Minister, the BJP and RSS of practicising "politics of crushing" those who are weak which results in such incidents.

"This is an attitude shared by the Prime Minister, Chief Minister of the state and the entire BJP and RSS. The attitude is if somebody is weak, he can be crushed. What you have seen is the result of this attitude," Gandhi said after meeting the distraught family members.

"In Haryana, there is no government for the poor and poor people are being targeted here which is totally wrong. I have assured the victims' family that I would do whatever they want from me including pressuring the government.

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