Rickshaw drivers demand compensation for gang shooting victims

Updated on Jul 20, 2015 12:00 PM IST
Around 600 auto rickshaw drivers came together in Leisure Valley on Sunday to demand compensation for the family of Kamal Dang, who was shot dead in MG road shooting on Wednesday.
Auto drivers stage a sit-in in Leisure Valley. (HT Photo)
Auto drivers stage a sit-in in Leisure Valley. (HT Photo)
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Around 600 auto rickshaw drivers came together in Leisure Valley on Sunday to demand compensation for the family of Kamal Dang, who was shot dead in MG road shooting on Wednesday.

The CNG auto welfare association got together to appeal to the Haryana government to compensate Kamal’s family with Rs 20 lakh and give another Rs 10 lakh to the auto-rickshaw driver who is in critical condition. An SUV landed on his vehicle after jumping divider, crushing it completely.

The president of association Yogesh Sharma addressed the meeting and also discussed various issues that auto drivers face with the road and transport authority (RTA), traffic police and CNG pumps.

The district head of the association, Mahabir Singh Kanhai, while addressing the gathering said that if the government did not compensate the families of victims, auto drivers will launch a protest and take to the roads.

“Kamal died a death he did not deserve. It is the duty of the government to compensate his family. We auto rickshaw drivers understand his pain and the incident has made us feel insecure on the city roads,” said Mahabir Singh Kanhai.

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