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I don’t want money, bring my son back, says slain cop’s mother

nation Updated: Jun 04, 2016 08:28 IST

MATHURA/VARANASI: The mother of SP Mukul Dwivedi, who was killed in clashes during a drive to evict illegal occupants of a Mathura park, on Friday rejected the compensation offered by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying she wanted her son back instead.

“The chief minister can take Rs 20 lakh from us, but please bring back my son. They sent my son to Mathura so that he gets killed. What will I do now? I have two sons, one is in Dubai. Before that he was in Bareilly, but he was promoted to Mathura,” said the grieving mother.

Relatives and locals also gathered in huge numbers at Kewatali village in Jaunpur when they came to know about SHO Santosh Yadav’s death in the violent clash.

According to his kin, Yadav was the sole breadwinner of the family, an affable person who loved his two younger brothers the most.

Talking about Yadav, village head Ambarish said, “Santosh was a bright police officer. He was a source of inspiration for many youth and was always ready to help everyone. News of his death has left the whole village shocked. We are not in a condition to speak much at this hour.”

First Published: Jun 04, 2016 08:28 IST