On Mother’s Day, more than 500 people drawn from NCR towns converged at Leisure Valley in Gurgaon on Sunday and took out a candle light march demanding justice for Kshama Chopra Shetye, who was expecting a child, and other victims of the the BMW hit-and-run case.
The protesters walked from Leisure Valley in Sector 29, where the accident took place on May 5, to the Galleria Market, raising slogans for a fair and fast trial. Navdeep Thandi, Kumar Gautam and Pragya Parashar, who were friends with victim Kshama, started a movement through Facebook on May 9 to spread awareness among people to join the protest for justice.
"We are not against the police and we don't want any kind of revenge. We just want the culprit, who has been absconding, to be behind bars," a friend said. Most of the participants in the march, however, didn't wish to be named. "They (accused) are influential and can harm anyone who speaks against them," said Kshama's friend. Most of the protesters were Kshama's colleagues from IBM and also from Accenture where her husband Shailesh Shetye worked.