Despite Claims Of Peace By Police, A Rag Picker Killed In Delhi Riots

Publish On: 29 Feb, 2020 09:25 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: Though things are coming back to normal in northeast Delhi, a minor claims that her father was killed brutally in the riots on Friday morning in the area of Shiv Vihar.

This report came after Delhi police claimed that the national capital has came to peace. Ayub Ansari, a 60-year-old rag picker went to work with his 17-year-old son, Salman, thinking that there are no more riots but was beaten mercilessly by a mob and killed.

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Salman said that his father's head was smashed with a heavy metal and his legs were also injured. 

Salman, a special-abled by birth, said, "I was sleeping with my father on the road in Loni today. My father left for work around 5 in the morning. I tried to stop him from going anywhere as I was scared due to the violence, but he said 'what will we eat if we don't earn' and left. We did not eat any thing for two-three days."

He added, "Two people brought my father in a very bad condition. His head was bleeding. He asked me to take him to any hospital. I kept him in a cart and took him to at least three hospitals, but no one admitted him. The hospital demanded Rs 3,000 for his treatment. I brought him to GTB Hospital today with the help of a few people, who even helped me with some money but by the time he was dead."

Salman only had his father as his family. He said, "I will have to live all by myself as my mother is separated from my father and I have no other family member."

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A few people helped the minor to follow up the postmortem report and also prepared for the last of rites.