As the world celebrated Fathers’ Day on Sunday, the three daughters of New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) deputy legal advisor, MM Khan, who was murdered last month, spent the day trying to get justice for their father.
Twenty-four-year-old Iqra, Khan’s eldest daughter, wrote to the Prime Minister, demanding a speedy and unbiased probe into her father’s murder.
“We want our father’s murderers to be put behind bars and a speedy investigation. We belong to a middle-class family and the loss of my father has brought our lives to a standstill,” Iqra said.
In a letter to the PMO and attached to the Twitter handle, Iqra requested PM, Narendra Modi, “to take all the necessary action that you can take as a country’s leader to give us justice.”
“I request you to give me an appointment to discuss my father’s case. Please meet me, sir. I am also this country’s daughter, your daughter. I plead to you to respond to my letter,” her letter reads.
Khan was shot dead outside his house in Jamia Nagar by a group of men on May 17. The family and Khan’s colleagues alleged he was threatened in a hotel licence fee case. The matter is under investigation.
Iqra wrote, “I do not want to get involved in any politics. Ours is a simple, middle-class family that lives in a small house. I invite you to come to our house or I can come to your office. My father should get justice. We have a lot of hope from you.”
With BJP’s Maheish Girri protesting outside chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office for allegedly levelling “baseless allegations” against him in Khan’s murder, Iqra said her family did not want the case to get politicised.
“He should end his hunger strike. This is not a political matter. We only want an unbiased probe,” she said.
The case is also being widely discussed in social media. Iqra is managing a Facebook page titled, ‘Justice for honest martyr MM Khan’. The page is followed by over 850 people.
“My father had been my hero all my life, but now he is my superhero, who went away giving life’s biggest teaching of self righteousness (sic),” she had posted on the page.