Slain NRI's friends sit on fast unto death
Friends of Pankaj Trivedi who was killed in June, are protesting police's 'failure' to nab the perpetrator.india Updated: Aug 04, 2006 11:05 IST
Three friends of a US-based NRI, Pankaj Trivedi, who was killed in June, on Thursday sat on a fast-unto-death here to protest the police's 'failure' to arrest the head of a socio-religious organisation for her alleged involvement in the case.
The sit-in was organised at the Income Tax circle demanding arrest of Jayshree Talwalkar (Didi), head of the Swadhaya Parivar.
One of the friends Bhupendra Patel alleged that Talwalkar was behind Trivedi's murder but "police has so far neither questiond her nor arrested her".
"We have decided to sit on a fast-unto-death to demand arrest of the culprit," Patel said.
Patel was joined by Bhavangiri Gosai and Dipesh Patel.
Patel alleged that the murder of Trivedi and attack on Swami Sachidanand in Dantali town of Anand district were planned and carried out on the orders of Swadhaya Parivar head.
Swami Sachidanand also sat on dharna along with them for a brief period, he added.
A big rally led by sadhus would be taken out in Ahmedabad in the next few days against the Swadhaya Parivar, Patel said.
Trivedi was killed outside Ellisbridge Gymkhana on June 15. Police has arrested more than 10 people in the case, including state leader of Swadhaya Parivar Bharat Bhatt.
Attack on Swami Sachidanand's ashram took place on July 17 after he spoke against activities of the Swadhaya Parivar. Police has so far arrested five persons in this connection.