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In-laws snatch money from martyr's wife

Sanjay Pandey Lucknow, Feb 3, 2013, DHNS

They thrash her with sticks, loot valuables

The Uttar Pradesh government may have recognised the sacrifice of martyrs to the country and extended monetary compensations to their wives. But this help has in turn endangered their lives as their in-laws have turned into enemies for the money.

 A Kargil martyr’s wife was allegedly thrashed by her in-laws in Bulandshahar district after she refused to part with the money she had got from the government as compensation. The widow has been admitted to a hospital for serious injuries.

Reports say the in-laws of the widow identified as Indramani Devi, whose husband Mohan Lal had been killed in the Kargil war in 1999 on the Line of Control (LoC), had been exerting pressure on her to share the compensation. But she had refused.

On Friday night they barged into Indramani’s house at Jahidpur Kalan village in the district and thrashed her with sticks. They also allegedly looted the valuables and cash and fled after she became unconscious.

Sources say Indramani had received a compensation of Rs 14 lakh from which she had bought a piece of land for herself. “My in-laws want a share in the remaining amount,” she said.

A case has been lodged at Khurja police station and investigations are on, police officials said.

Earlier, a compensation cheque of Rs 20 lakh given to the wife of the slain CRPF jawan Babulal Patel by the state government put her life in danger.

The widow had to flee from her husband’s home and take shelter at her parents’ house.
Soon after the cheque was handed over to the widow Rekha, her in-laws snatched it and allegedly threatened to kill her if she reported the matter. Fearing for her life, Rekha fled to her maternal house.

Her in-laws in the meantime got a case registered against her accusing her of fleeing with gold and jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh. Rekha also lodged a report with the police charging her husband’s family with plotting to kill her for the cheque.

The police intervened in the matter and got the cheque returned to the widow.
DH News Service


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