Thereafter, all went downhill for Chauhan. After 10 days in hospital she went back to work, only to be told that her contract had expired and she was ineligible for compensation as she was alive.
Around that time, her husband was diagnosed with tuberculosis and died five years later.
“I’ve approached everyone, from party presidents to chief ministers as well police officials, but no one helped.”
Speaking to HT, a senior police officer said: “There is an elaborate procedure in such cases and we will provide assistance as and when directed to do so.”