Mathura, June 3: A day after violence erupted in Mathura due to the encroachment drive which left 21 dead including Superitendent of Police Mukul Dwivedi, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav announced Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia each to the police martyrs in the incident.
However, Dwivedi's mother said that she didn't want the money. "I don't want any money. I just want my son back. The CM can take the money from us but let him return my son to me," she said.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that he spoke to Yadav regarding the incident and expressed condolences to the family of the deceased. "Spoke to UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and reviewed situation in Mathura. Have also assured him of all possible help from Centre," Singh tweeted.
It all began when police were trying to evict illegal occupants of a land in Jawahar Bagh by activists, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, on the directions of the Allahabad High Court.
However things soon turned ugly when close to 3,000 encroachers pelted stones and later opened fire at the police team as they reached the spot.
Dwivedi died of a severe head injury after he was hit with a stone.