Gurgaon PG death: Victim’s friends regret coming to city for training
A man from Nainital died after he was allegedly pushed off the fifth floor by the PG ownergurgaon Updated: Jul 07, 2017 09:57 IST
The fifth floor of the paying guest accommodation in DLF 3, where 20-year-old Ramesh Singh Bisht died on late Wednesday night, was vacant on Thursday with his friends living with sorrow and regret.
Bisht’s friends Neeraj Singh Panwar, Kishan Singh Deopa, Ravi Mangla, Harish Singh Mehtab and five others cursed the moment they decided to leave Uttarakhand for Gurgaon.
They had all come to the city for skill-development training under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) wherein they had to undergo training for 45 days to be placed with “a major hotel chain”. They were training to become waiters and attendants in hotels.
Deopa, 20, said they had to pay Rs10,000, which covered costs of food, lodging, training and placements.
Bisht and Deopa were among the 15 people who had come from Bindukhatta village in Nainital with the hope of starting a new life and become earning members of their families.
“Ramesh and I reached (Gurgaon) on June 28. Our new batch was to start in some time while Ravi had been here for a few weeks. We came from Bindukhatta village in Nainital and were happy that we will make something of ourselves soon,” said Deopa.
Bisht has three elder brothers and one younger sister. His father Ratan Singh Bisht, a retired armyman, was shattered on hearing the news of his son’s demise. He reached Gurgaon on Thursday morning.
“We let him come to Gurgaon thinking of a bright future for him. But look what has happened. Last night I got a call from his friends that he had passed away. What would a father do on hearing such news,” he said.
Mangla said the PG accommodation was provided by ILF&S, which was to provide them hotel management training.
“My batch had already started training and I was always there to help Ramesh and the rest. He was like my younger brother. I still can’t believe he is no more,” the 22-year-old said.
Mehtab said they had been facing problems at the PG for a while and had informed their training manager too, but their complaints went unheard.
Laxmikant, who said he is the training head for the hotel management course Bisht and his friends were taking, confirmed that Bisht was enrolled for the upcoming batch, which hadn’t started yet.
He was present at the DLF 3 police post where he and a lawyer from ILF&S refused to comment on the matter. They said a statement will be issued only after the police investigation is complete.