Rahul Gandhi visited the house of slain Inspector Francis Induwar and told his three children that he understood their pain since his father too had met with a violent end at the hands of a suicide bomber.
The Congress general secretary during his 20-minute stay at the house interacted with the special branch inspector’s widow Sunita and her children.
Induwar was beheaded by Maoists on October 6 in a Taliban-type killing.
Gandhi told them that he too had lost his father, former PM Rajiv Gandhi, to a suicide bomber in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur in 1991.
“I too lost my father. But I was 19 then, much older than you. Study well,” he said.
“Rahul Gandhi also asked me for suggestions to curb Left-wing extremism in the state and I replied that basic amenities like health, education and roads should be provided in rural areas,” Sunita told reporters.
“My son Avisekh told Rahul Gandhi that he would become a police officer and fight Maoists who his father died fighting with,” she said