Suicide bid case against Nithari victims' kin

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Noida, Oct 5 (UNI) A case of attempt to suicide has been registered against the relatives of the Nithari victims who went on a hunger strike on Wedneday, protesting the Uttar Pradesh government's alleged laxity in providing the promised compensation.

'' Relatives of the Nithari victims on Wednesday went on a indefinite hunger strike. Yesterday the condition the agitators-- Pappu Lal, Ram Kishan And Durga Prasad--became critical, as a result they were admitted to the District Hospital. The police has registered a case of an attempt to suicide against the trio,'' Noida SP Paresh Pandey said.

A case has also been slapped against the social worker S C Mishra who ''instigated'' these people to go on a strike, Mr Pandey said.

Five members of different families including Pappu Lal, Jhabbu Lal, Ashok Kumar and others went on a protest fast, alleging that the state government was not keeping its promises.

The families of children killed in the Sector 31 house of Moninder Singh Pandher by his domestic help Surindra Koli, the two accused in the CBI cases, said they were given free plots of land with registry done but the sub-registrar's office was now demanding Rs 26,000 in stamp duty.

They also complained that they were yet to be given jobs as promised by the state government.

UNI

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