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Braveheart Sunny's family still awaits compensation, demands job

delhi Updated: Oct 12, 2011 00:04 IST
Rajat Arora
Rajat Arora
Hindustan Times
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It seems there's no end to the sufferings of the Singh family. The distraught family of Harender Singh alias Sunny, who died after a Delhi Police constable shot him on September 24, doesn't even have enough money to fight a legal battle against the rogue cop.

What's ironic is that the people for whom Sunny sacrificed his life, haven't bothered to check on his family even after 17 days of the incident.

The 24-year-old braveheart had died while helping the police nab Ajay Kumar Tomar, a head constable, who had shot a businessman and was trying to flee after the incident.

"The police chief, who's responsible to protect and help people, isn't chivalrous enough to give us a call at least," said Surinder Kaur, Sunny's mother.

Sunny, who used to support his family financially, had a mobile repairing shop in Daryaganj. "We have seen the cruel face of the Delhi Police. Just to grab headlines in the media, the Police Commissioner announced a cash reward for my brother. They can't turn a blind eye. They are responsible for our loss," said Gurjeet Singh, Sunny's Brother.

The family is demanding that the Commissioner of Police, owing the responsibility of the incident, should provide job to a family member. "Our loss is irreparable but if there's any humility left in the Police

Commissioner, he should at least offer a job to my other son," said Kaur.

The Delhi Police, however, maintains that they are trying to provide every possible help to the family. "The reward amount was sanctioned the same day. I think its in process and the family would receive it very soon," said Sudhir Yadav, Joint CP, Northern range.