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June 14, 2024
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Demanding Compensation: families of deceased Kanwariyas in Meerut reject last rites, seek Government support

Meerut(UP): Tragedy struck during the Kanwar Yatra in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, as six Kanwariyas lost their lives in a horrific accident. However, in a surprising turn of events, the family members of the deceased have refused to perform the last rites of their loved ones and are demanding compensation.

The grieving relatives are demanding that the government provide them with a job and a compensation amount of Rs 50 lakh for each deceased individual, while the injured should receive Rs 25 lakh. In a unique form of protest, the families have kept the bodies of the deceased on the village road, refusing to proceed with the final rituals.

Local authorities, including the police administration, are present at the scene and are attempting to persuade the aggrieved families to reconsider their stance.

Deepak Meena, the District Magistrate of Meerut, informed the media that the incident occurred in Rali Chauhan village under the jurisdiction of Bhavanpur police station in Meerut, around 8 pm on Saturday.

According to Meena, the villagers were in the process of transporting a DJ to Kanwad village when the 11 KW power line on the side of the road accidentally came into contact with the frame of the DJ setup, leading to the tragic accident.

The loss of lives during the Kanwar Yatra has sparked grief and anger among the families affected. Their demand for compensation and a government job reflects their desire for financial support and security in the wake of this devastating incident.

Source: Google News

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