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‘Narendra left his stamp wherever he was posted’

As the wife of slain IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh lit her husband’s pyre at 10.30 am on Friday, the people of Lalpur village, 70 km from Mathura, stood by her side.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2012 00:11 IST
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As the wife of slain IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh lit her husband’s pyre at 10.30 am on Friday, the people of Lalpur village, 70 km from Mathura, stood by her side.

Tewatia married Singh in 2009, and the couple was expecting their first child. On Thursday, when news of her husband’s horrific death arrived, IAS officer Dr Madhurani Tewatia was away at her parents’ place in New Delhi.

Singh, was allegedly murdered by mining mafia in the Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, and his body was brought to his parental village in Mathura on Friday. The family returned to Aligarh soon after the funeral.

Mathura MP Jayant Chaudhary was also present. “We are proud to have such a son who stood against the wrong,” said 65-year-old Shyama Charan, tears welling up in his eyes.

Singh, who was posted at Bamor in Morena district as sub-divisional officer of police (SDOP), had graduated from Aligarh Muslim University.

Singh’s father Keshav Deo Singh was distraught. “My son was working under pressure and was provided no assistance by the state machinery…Those nabbed by my son earlier had been let off by the police.”

Meanwhile, Singh’s death left his batch mates shell-shocked.

Narendra’s close friend and batchmate, Amit Singh, who is posted as SDOP in the nearby Shivpuri district, said wherever Narendra was posted, he left his stamp.

“Ever since he was posted in Morena, he was taking strong action against illegal mining and was catching five-six such vehicles involved in such activities every day.”

Ex-director of the SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad K Vijay Kumar remembered Narendra as an officer who excelled in all spheres of his training, right from the classroom to field activities. “He was someone who did his job with a lot of passion,” said Vijay Kumar in New Delhi. Kumar headed the police academy at Hyderabad before joining the central police reserve force.

(With inputs from Bhopal)