For the past two days, the politicians have been visiting deceased Neha Sharma’s home, even as family is staring an uncertain future as she was the only bread earner of the family.
The 24-year-old orchestra dancer was killed on Sunday after policemen allegedly opened fire on a car in which she was a passenger. The firing happened after the car reportedly jumped a barricade near Samana, shortly after the Nabha jailbreak.
On Monday, local Congress legislator Brahm Mohindra and Patiala member of Parliament Dr. Dharamvira Gandhi protested in front of Neha’s residence at Govindwal Nagar to seek financial assistance and a government job to a family member.
However, Neha’s younger brother Karan Sharma said there was no concrete assurance from state government so far even as deputy commissioner Ramvir Singh met the family on Monday.
He said Neha was sole bread earner of the family since his father died a long time ago. She recently had also taken a loan for housing purposes. “The family is helpless now. We want justice for Neha’s killing,” he said.
AAP’s senior leader Bhagwant Mann, who met the family on Tuesday, demanded `50 lakh compensation and a government job besides action against policemen involved in her killing.
He condemned police action saying that Neha was shot from the front which could have been avoided. “Despite such a tragic incident, no one was named in the FIR registered on the incident,” he said.
He talked to Patiala SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan in front of family members asking him to identify the policemen involved in the incident and put them behind bars.
Sangrur MP said police were deliberately shielding their own man. “If the family wants, we will provide them legal assistance in fighting their case against the police’s brutal action.” Meanwhile, Patiala Superintendent of Police Sukhdev Singh Virk visited the incident spot and is likely to submit his report to senior officials on Thursday.
MANN ON ‘BACK FOOT’ ON LOK SABHA PANEL’S DECISION
When asked to comment on Lok Sabha panel’s decision to hold him guilty over his Parliament House videography issue. He said he had already tendered unconditional apology and even told the panel that his action was unintentional. “I will only comment once I get the inquiry report, he said.