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Distraught parents start door-to-door campaign for justice

punjab Updated: Dec 15, 2013 10:46 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

With investigations into the September 30 brutal burning alive of 11-year-old Malerkotla boy, Vidhu Jain, hitting a dead-end, his parents have started a door-to-door campaign in their quest for justice and have asked the public to help crack the case and come with any information.

Aarti Jain and her husband Navneet Jain have visited 100 houses and requested the public for help.

Most people assured them that they will be given assistance and the expressed solidarity with their cause.

Talking to HT, Navneet Jain, the father, alleged that the victim did not do their duty honestly. "More than 75 days after the murder, I don't know what the police have done to arrest the culprits, who set my son on fire. Police have been a failure."

"Now, we are approaching court against the failure of the police and get justice."

Sangrur SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu, told Hindustan times that the police was doing its job. "We can understand the pain of the family, but we are doing our job and there are so many issues the police officials are investigating. This take time."

He said that the police have already accessed a video uploaded on the social networking websites, in which people are asking several questions to Vidhu, who was in great pain after the burns. The video had been sent to the forensic lab and they were awaiting the report. However, in the video, no perpetrators were named.

On Friday, the parents had demanded a CBI probe into the incident.

The case had dragged on without any breakthrough, even after several assurances by the political big-wigs.