Thiruvananthapuram: The family of Neyyanttinkara native Sanal, who was pushed to death by a police officer following an altercation, is planning a relay fast in front of the Secretariat from Monday seeking justice.
The government has not granted even Rs 10,000 as initial compensation to Sanal's family. Though three state ministers visited Sanal's house and promised job and compensation to Sanal's wife Viji, they are yet to be fulfilled. No action has been taken on the petition Sanal's wife and two children submitted to the chief minister in person.
Sanal was the only breadwinner and after his death the family comprising his wife, two kids and mother is struggling to meet the daily expenses. Though the Cabinet meeting held after the death of Sanal had listed the matter of his compensation it was not taken up for discussion. The three Cabinet sessions held later considered granting compensation to several others but Sanal's case was not taken up.
“I don't know how we are going to survive now. How do I look after the two kids? I have no option but to stage a protest until I get justice. There is a debt of Rs 25 lakh incurred during the building of our house. Sanal was repaying that from his earning. I don't know how we will repay the loan now. The government needs to at least see how we are living now,” said Viji.
Sanal died on November 5 when DySP Harikumar allegedly pushed him to the road and he received severe injuries after being hit by a car. A seriously injured Sanal was first taken to police station half-an-hour after the accident and then to the Taluk hospital. The probe under IG Sreejith was progressing when DySP Harikumar, who was on the run, reached his house in Kallambalam and committed suicide.