Family of Abdus Saboor, a constable who died on duty, goes on hunger strike

New Delhi: Family of Abdus Saboor has been making rounds of the chief minister’s office for the past 3 years. Vexed due to the apathy of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal the family is forced to sit on the hunger strike.

The 49-year-old Delhi Police head constable Abdus Saboor was crushed to death by a speeding truck in North Delhi’s Timarpur area in 2016.

The AAP government had announced to give an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to the kin of the personnel dying during duty. Other families of similar incidents got the ex-gratia right at their doorstep by the government staff but the family of Abdus Saboor is running from pillar to post to get the ex-gratia. After 3 years they didn’t get a single penny. Abdus Saboor’s widow also wrote a letter to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal but to no avail. She is finding it hard to make both ends meet after the death of her husband.

80-year-old mother of the dead constable has also made several rounds of chief minister’s office. A social worker Shabina Khan told that we had demanded that the Delhi government give compensation to the family of the constable who died on duty. We had announced that if the government doesn’t give the ex-gratia till September 27 we will sit on a hunger strike. As promised we have sat on indefinite hunger strike from September 28.