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Villagers raise Rs 5.48 lakh for girls orphaned in road mishap

Setting an example, several villagers of Bhiwani district donated for study and marriage of six girls, whose parents had died in an accident ten days ago near Bond village of Bhiwani district.

punjab Updated: Jan 16, 2014 18:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Setting an example, several villagers of Bhiwani district donated for study and marriage of six girls, whose parents had died in an accident ten days ago near Bond village of Bhiwani district.


Notably, six people of Phogat village were killed on January 5 when the autorickshaw they were traveling in collided with a truck. The lone survivor was a minor girl, Anshika.

Satender Kumar, a resident of Phogat village, whose elder brother was killed in the mishap, said, "The residents of Phogat, Sanjarwas, Sanwar, Ranila, Sankror and Bhageshwari villages raised Rs 5.48 lakh for the education and marriages of girls whose parents were killed in the mishap."

He said that barring cooperation and housing minister and Dadri MLA Satpal Sangwan, no one from the government visited the bereaved families. "Also, no compensation of any kind has been announced by state government so far," he added.

First Published: Jan 16, 2014 18:55 IST