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Honour killing: Minority body writes to CM Arvind Kejriwal over unpaid compensation

The Delhi Minorities Commission(DMC) has written a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, reminding him about a yet to be paid compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of an honour killing victim.

June 23, 2018 / 06:04 PM IST

The Delhi Minorities Commission(DMC) has written a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, reminding him about a yet to be paid compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of an honour killing victim. It also urged the chief minister to raise the compensation to Rs 20 lakh.

Ankit Saxena (23) was stabbed to death allegedly by family members of his girlfriend from a minority community in west Delhi's Khyala area on February 1 this year.

DMC chairman Zafarul Islam Khan, in the letter, said the victim's father, Yashpal Saxena, was left to fend for the family in his old age. Khan said Ankit was the sole bread winner of the family.

"Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had visited the family and a compensation of Rs five lakh was promised to the affected family. But the promise has not been redeemed so far," read the letter.

The DMC chairman said the letter has been written to the chief minister to "remind" him of the "promise" of Rs 5 lakh compensation and also to urge him to raise the amount to Rs 20 lakh so that the elderly parents of the victim have some meaningful support in their old age.

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Khan also lauded the victim's father for not communalising the murder of his son and urging the people to maintain calm.

"As a result, Delhi was spared of a fresh bout of violence. A few days back, Yashpal Saxena had also organised a Hindu-Muslim iftar party at his home to promote amity and peace," he said.

Kejriwal had visited the victim's family after the incident and promised all legal help for punishing the culprits.

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari had asked the chief minister to pay a compensation of Rs one crore to the bereaved family.

 
PTI
first published: Jun 23, 2018 06:00 pm

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