Honour Killing: Delhi Minority Committee writes letter to CM, reminds him of promised compensation

New Delhi: The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) wrote a letter to CM Kejriwal reminding him of clearing compensation of Rs 5 Lakhs as promised to the family of an honour killing victim.

Ankit Saxena (23) hacked to death by in west Delhi’s Khyala area on February 1 this year by his girl friend’s family belonging to minority community, PTI reported.

Zafarul Islam Khan chairman of DMC in his letter written to the CM said Ankit was the only bread earner of the family and now his old father is all left alone without any financial help.

“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 chairman urged the CM to raise the compensation from 5 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs as it would help Ankit’s father Yashpal Saxena live without anybody’s financial aid.

He also admired the victim’s father for not communalizing his son’s murder by urging the community to maintain harmony over the incident.

“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.

Earlier CM had paid a visit to the victim’s family and offered to give the family legal and financial aid.