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Woman buried in residential plot: Residents meet Ghaziabad officials to raise objections

The residents said such an activity should not be permitted in a densely populated residential area. They had raised objections before the police and administrative officials on Sunday evening as well.

noida Updated: Jun 05, 2017 22:01 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
A resident points to the plot in Shakti Khand in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, where a former IAS  allegedly buried his late wife on Sunday.
A resident points to the plot in Shakti Khand in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, where a former IAS allegedly buried his late wife on Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

A delegation of residents of Shakti Khand in Indirapuram on Monday met vice-chairperson of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and handed over a letter, seeking her intervention in the issue in which a retired IAS officer allegedly buried the body of his wife at his residential plot in the area on Sunday.

The residents said such an activity should not be permitted in a densely populated residential area. They had raised objections before the police and administrative officials on Sunday evening as well.

“It was on Sunday that the body was brought to the house. We neighbours thought that it will be a while before the body is taken for last rites. But, after half an hour, we were surprised to know that the body was buried at the residential plot itself. A day before, some daily wage earners were cleaning up the plot but we thought that it was just routine cleaning,” said ML Duggal, a resident.

“We have given a representation to the vice-chairperson and have asked her to intervene. She said she will look into the issue,” he said.

Meanwhile, police personnel remained deployed at the site where the burial was undertaken by retired IAS officer Tulsi Gaur. His wife, Sheela Gaur, died a couple of days ago due to an ailment and the alleged burial, according to officials, was taken up as per her last wish.

“After the neighbours raised objections, we deployed police in the area and they will remain stationed at the site to prevent any escalation in law and order. An inquiry is being conducted by additional district magistrate (city). The inquiry will check whether any rules and regulations have been violated or not. The official (ADM) will also check the norms in this regard with the Ghaziabad Development Authority,” said Akash Tomar, superintendent of police (city).

The officials said they had spoken to Gaur about the incident and he had told them that it was the last wish of his wife to be buried there.

“So far, we have not received any complaint at Indirapuram police station in this regard. We are awaiting the inquiry report,” Tomar said.