MP: Tragedy-hit girl’s kin tweets to CM for help
The family of a young woman, who was thrown out of a moving train in 2014 leaving her entire right side paralysed, has taken to social media seeking help from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.indore Updated: Jul 15, 2016 16:36 IST
The family of a young woman, who was thrown out of a moving train in 2014 leaving her entire right side paralysed, has taken to social media seeking help from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Avijit Bajpai, cousin of Rati Tripathi (30), took to Twitter and Facebook to say how her family is struggling to make ends meet after the tragic incident.
Widely reported in the media, the incident dates back to November 18, 2014, when Tripathi was thrown out of a moving train between Ujjain and Delhi after an altercation with two passengers over berth. It was alleged that the culprits first looted her before throwing her out, as the remaining 32 passengers in the coach watched.
“It is her birthday today and she has turned 30. She was working in Delhi as a manager of a coaching institute and was supporting the educational dreams of her younger siblings, but now lies helplessly,” Bajpai said.
“Sir @ChouhanShivraj, it’s been more than 18 months since my sister’s accident and she’s still far from normal,” Bajpai said in a tweet using the handle @Allahdin.
Attached to the message is a picture explaining the details of the entire incident, and how the family struggles now. “It’s her birthday today.. I request you to please look into the matter and extend necessary help on this special day @ChouhanShivraj,” he tweeted.
With over 500 direct retweets and a hundred times more by other users, the family is optimistic that this would bring them some relief. “When my sister was admitted in a hospital in Bhopal, a lot of people, including ministers, visited her as it was widely talked about case due to the severity of the crime. But as soon as we shifted to Kanpur, our hometown, they refused to fulfill their financial declarations,” said Rati’s brotherAdhyatmik.
Adhyatmik and his another elder sister are still studying and rely on the income generated through the rent of their house in Kanpur. “The expenses are huge. The treatment and all her medicines cost around 1,200 per day. It has become quite difficult for us,” said Rati’s mother Mithya Tripathi.