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Nagadih mob violence victim’s last rites performed

Jamshedpur, June 20: The last rites of Ramsakhi Devi were performed at Shiv Ghat in Jugsalai on Tuesday. Earlier, the funeral procession taken out from her Naya Bazar situated residence in Jugsalai was attended by a large number of people.

Ramsakhi Devi (76), who was the survivor of ill-fated Nagadih lynching incident on the night of May 18, succumbed to her injury in the wee hours of Monday. She fought till her last breath at the critical care unit (CCU) of Tata Main Hospital.

With her death, the number of lynched by a mob rose to eight. Family members and her neighbors seemed furious over the role of the administration and the political leaders and demanded strict action against the culprits.

Uttam Kumar Verma, the youngest grandson of Ramsakhi Devi, said, �It is really shocking that none of the political leaders came to visit us. The government had only sent us compensation (Rs 2 lakh for deceased and Rs 50,000 for injured) which we returned.

Even the chief minister Raghubar Das who stayed in the city for several days did not bother to visit us. Our letters to Prime Minister has also not evinced any reply. Even the main accused, the Mukhiya of Nagadih, Rajaram Hansda, is yet to be arrested. We are not satisfied with the action taken by the administration and the government so far”.

It may be noted that the deceased Ramsakhi Devi had rushed to the rescue of her grandsons Vikas and Gautam Kumar Verma along with another youth Ganesh Gupta while they were being lynched by an irate mob in Nagadih on May 18 night. She was also assaulted by the mob. She died of injuries and multiple organ failure, sources said.

Ramsakhi who was admitted in TMH on May 18 with multiple fractures and head injury was shifted to CCU of the hospital on June 3 after her condition deteriorated and had been on ventilator since then.

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