PG death: Lalkuan locals hold demonstration, seek justice for Ramesh Bisht
People of all ages from Lalkuan and Bindukhatta took out a protest march in Nainital district’s Lalkuan on Sunday morning, demanding justice for hotel management student Ramesh Bishtdehradun Updated: Jul 09, 2017 20:06 IST
People of all ages from Lalkuan and Bindukhatta took out a protest march in Nainital district’s Lalkuan on Sunday morning, demanding justice for hotel management student Ramesh Bisht.
Ramesh, 20, died on late Wednesday night in Gurgaon’s DLF Phase 3, after being allegedly pushed from the fifth floor by the owner of the paying guest accommodation in which he was staying. The PG owner, Satbir Singh, and his two sons — Rohit and Rahul — along with eight other men allegedly thrashed Ramesh and his friends on Wednesday night. Singh allegedly pushed him from the fifth floor of the building, resulting in his death.
Three police teams are one the lookout for Singh and his sons.
Ramesh’s father Ratan Singh Bisht has vowed to not let the criminals go away. “Only two people have been arrested until now. But the main culprit (the PG owner) is still free. Just because Ramesh was not from Gurgaon but from a village in Uttarakhand, the police is taking it lightly,” he had said.
On Friday night too, the residents had taken out a candle light march demanding justice for the family of Ramesh and for immediate arrest of the landlord.
Residents of Lalkuan and Bindukhatta reached the Martyr’s memorial in Lalkuan and took out a demonstration to the main markets and streets of Bindukhatta. The demonstrators raised slogans against the Haryana government for its laxity in arresting the culprits. The protesters reached the Lalkuan Kotwali to submit a memorandum to the district magistrate, demanding that the case be transferred to Nainital district.
Pradesh Congress Committee member Beena Joshi said the people would continue the agitation till the perpetrators were caught and brought to justice. Lalkuan Police station in-charge Ravi Saini said the people handed him a petition demanding that the case be transferred from Haryana’s Gurgaon to any police station in Nainital district.