Noida RWA offers Rs 5 lakh to kin of slain security guard
“More than 100 people have already contributed and we have collected more than Rs5 lakh. The response has been phenomenal and I hope that more donations will come in”.Updated: Sep 14, 2017 22:32 IST
The residents of Sector 44 have come forward to financially assist the family of slain security guard Bhanu Kishore Sharma who valiantly fought the robbers last week in the Sector.
The Residents Welfare Association (RWA) will be offering a cheque of Rs5 lakh to the wife of Sharma on Sunday as a tribute to the efforts put by the deceased guard.
Bhanu Kishore Sharma (42), was killed on September 6 while averting a robbery bid inside a house in Sector 44 when one of the four robbers allegedly shot him. Sharma, who was unarmed, had responded to a panic call made by the resident Vinod Dayal whose house was being targeted. While, he managed to catch hold of one robber, the other shot him in the chest. Later, few locals managed to catch all four robbers and handed them over to the police.
Acknowledging the effort put by Sharma, the RWA intends to offer a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to his family so that his sons and daughters can continue their education. Sharma, a resident of Farrukhabad, is survived by his wife Gudiya (40), daughters Anupama (20) and Ambika (16) and sons Ravi (18) and Ritesh (12).
“As soon as we got to know about Sharma’s death, we decided to dedicate an amount of Rs1 lakh for his family. However, we then started a donation drive asking residents to pool in money to provide for the education of his family,” said Ravinder Zutshi, president, RWA, Sector 44.
There are a total of 300 families residing in the Sector, which is one of the posh areas in Noida. The RWA said that the sector residents have shown phenomenal response to their call to assist Sharma’s family.
“More than 100 people have already contributed and we have collected more than Rs5 lakh. The response has been phenomenal and I hope that more donations will come in,” said Zutshi.
The RWA also intends to honour two more security guards _ a tailor and a washerman _ who had apprehended the robbers that night.
“There are security guards associated with our RWA who also showed exemplary courage that night and we will offer them financial reward of Rs10,000 each. Even the washerman and tailor will also be honoured and rewarded for their efforts,” added Zutshi.
First Published: Sep 14, 2017 22:32 IST