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Kin of guard, who died aborting robbery bid in Noida seek financial aid

“He was the sole bread winner in the family, now there is no one to support us”.

noida Updated: Sep 13, 2017 22:06 IST
Hindustan Times
Noida,Bhanu Kishore Sharma,Farrukhabad
Family of slain security guard who aborted a robbery in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The family members of the security guard, who was shot dead while averting a robbery bid last week at a bungalow in Sector 44, staged a sit in on Wednesday seeking financial help from the government.

Bhanu Kishore Sharma (42), a native of Farrukhabad, worked as a security guard in C-79 in Sector 44. On September 6, Sharma had received a call from Vinod Dayal, informing about robbery in his bungalow in C-83, located a few meters away from where Sharma worked. The unarmed security guard rushed to the bungalow and confronted the criminals, but was shot dead by goons.

Sharma was survived by his wife Gudiya (40), daughters Anupama (20) and Ambika (16) and sons Ravi (18) and Ritesh (12). The family members staged a sit-in protest in front of Dayal’s house seeking financial help as Sharma died defending their family, although he was not employed by them.

Gudiya said she lived with her husband in C-79, where her husband worked. “He was the sole bread winner in the family, now there is no one to support us,” she said.

Sharma managed to catch one of the robbers, but another one opened fire at his chest. “Through his valour he prevented the robbery, but was killed fighting the robbers,” his wife said.

By then, some locals gathered at the bungalow and managed to apprehend one of the four criminals and handed him over to police. A day later police made three more arrests in connection with the case, including a woman. Sharma was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

Gudiya said, “My children study in Farrukhabad. How will I support their education now?”

Dayal family did not even open the door as slain Sharma’s family members sat in front of their bungalow for over two hours. Later, Vinod Dayal briefly communicated through a window that their family is traumatized after the incident and is not in a position to meet any one.

The members of resident welfare association (RWA) of Sector 44 are said to be pooling in money to help the family.

Arun Kumar Singh, superintendent of police (Noida City), said that he has recommended to the district magistrate and the chief minister about extending financial aid to the kin of the deceased.

First Published: Sep 13, 2017 22:06 IST