‘His job cost him his life’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2014 13:55 IST

Ravinder Singh posted at Air Force station 3BRD, who lost his life while dousing off fire at National Institute of Electronics and Infor mation Technology (NIELIT) in Sector 17 on Sunday evening, was cremated at Dadumajra cremation ground here on Monday.

Scores of people g athered at Dadumajra Colony on the sweltering afternoon, with UT police officials standing on duty. Several senior of ficials from UT, including adviser KK Shar ma, inspector general of police (IGP) RP Upadhyaya, senior superintendant of police (SSP) Sukhchain Gill, and Air Commodore AK Barik, Air Officer Commanding, 3 BRD, were also present. The officials laid a wreath on the deceased and paid condolences to his family members. The grief-struck f amily members, especially women, including deceased’s wife Savita and his sisters, were uncontrollable and cried out saying that the police was responsible for Ravinder’s death. Savita wailed that her husband’s job had cost him his life. The family reached the cremation ground at 11.30am, but had to wait for senior officials for over an hour. The officials claimed that they were late as the family had not informed them about the exact time of cremation.

KK Sharma hugged Dheeraj, Ravinder’s eldestson, and assured him that the administration would do its best for the family. Those from the colony pleaded the officials that, since, Ravinder was the lone bread winner of the family, they should be compensated well, and the eldest son should be given a job.

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