A human bomb?s mind, courtesy his diary
SHEER DESPERATION, frustration, penury and fraud played on Ram Sanehi, forcing him to become a ?human bomb?. He committed suicide along with his wife, at the same time also killing Suresh Gupta (a so-called relative of then UPSRTC MD).india Updated: May 05, 2006 01:19 IST
SHEER DESPERATION, frustration, penury and fraud played on Ram Sanehi, forcing him to become a ‘human bomb’. He committed suicide along with his wife, at the same time also killing Suresh Gupta (a so-called relative of then UPSRTC MD).
Ram Sanehi has disclosed in his diary, now in possession of the Sitapur Police that he had managed to get a powerful bomb from a terrorist. “I am going to commit suicide but my last wish is that I die with Suresh Gupta, who has shattered all my dreams”, he wrote in the diary.
Ram Sanehi, who was a contract-driver in the UPSRTC and had sold off everything to give Rs one lakh to one Suresh Gupta, a brick-kiln-owner in Sitapur, on the assurance that he (Gupta) would get his services regularized through his relative who was then MD of the UPSRTC. Gupta, however, neither redeemed his promise nor returned the money leaving no option for Ram Sanehi but to take extreme step of committing suicide and avenge the humiliation by killing Gupta also in the process.
Ram Sanehi later hid a bomb in his clothes, went to meet Gupta along his wife, caught hold of him and activated the bomb killing all the three and a labourer on the spot on April 25.
Ram Sanehi, a religious and god-fearing man has written his tale of woe in his diary. “My father was very happy when I informed him that I got a job as driver on contract in 1998 but he died soon after and I could not do anything for him”.
He was hopeful when an advertisement for 1400 drivers in the UPSRTC appeared in papers in 2004 and he was sure that now his services would be regularised.
Later, he came to know that nothing was possible without paying ‘Suvidha Shulk’, a minimum of Rs 1 lakh. He sold off everything, including land, to collect the amount and was going to Lucknow when one Ramakant told him to meet Suresh Gupta, whose close relative was then MD of the UPSRTC.
He records in the diary: I gave Rs one lakh to Gupta at his brick-kiln and he assured that the work would be done. But my name did not appear in the list of the selected candidates despite the fact that I was adjudged as one of the best drivers in the driving test.”
Once regular appointments were made, not only was he not confirmed, he was also kicked out of his daily-wage job.
On being contacted, Gupta told him that the MD had promised to give him a permanent job soon, as 1500 more drivers were to be recruited. “Gupta kept promising me but my name was nowhere even in the second recruitment drive”,
he has said. “I am as good as dead, as I have no money to feed the family. If somebody dies in my family I have no money for the shroud or to pay phone bills, which I had taken in the hope of being regularised. I am the laughing stock among my colleagues but now the only goal of my life is to die but not alone. It’ll be along with Gupta, who ruined me”, he has written in the diary.
Ram Sanehi looked for a terrorist and got to one. The terrorist later gave him the bomb when he threatened to commit suicide in his (terrorist) presence. “The story of exploitation, fraud, lies and dishonesty was initiated by Gupta but I will end it with the help of the bomb. My death will be an issue only if I die with Gupta otherwise all will laugh at me”, are his words in the diary.
First Published: May 05, 2006 01:19 IST