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Borewell victim's mother tries to end life

gurgaon Updated: Sep 17, 2012 22:48 IST
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Two days after a court granted bail to the owner of the plot where Mahi died after falling in a borewell, the four-year-old's mother attempted suicide by consuming rat poison.

"She consumed rat poison, but timely intervention by family members saved her life," said Mahi's father Neeraj Updhyay, who resumed work as a security guard at the Manesar-based firm.

Mahi had died after falling into an illegal 70 feet deep borewell in front of her house at Manesar around three months ago. However, the magisterial inquiry committee is yet to submit its report in the case.

The magisterial probe was to be completed within 15 days after the incident, which took place on June 20. Last week, Rohtas Tayal, the landlord on whose plot the borewell was situated, was granted bail by a Gurgaon court.

Appalled at the authority's apathy which has failed to expedite the inquiry and compensate the family, Mahi's mother Sonia Upadhyay tried to kill herself.

"Despite Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announcing before the media that my family will be compensated, not a single penny has been paid to me," said Neeraj.