The deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia today went to the Khichripur house of the 14 year old late Nishita Negi and presented the cheque of Rs. Five lakhs to the bereaved and distressed family of the deceased budding footballer who shockingly got drowned in a river in Australia last month losing her precious life. Nitisha’s house comes under the legislative jurisdiction of Manish Sisodia frm where he was elected as the lawmaker.
Late Nishita had gone to Australia to participate in the international games at the school level on behalf of the Schools Federation of India, Delhi state alongwith several other budding sportspersons. Nitisha who alongwith four of her colleagues went to the riverside beach was drowned and shockingly could not be saved due to the negligence of the authorities concerned.
Her dead body was brought to Delhi after three days, was kept in Garhwal Bhawan for ANTIM DARSHAN and later on cremated at Nigam Bodh Ghat. Hundreds of people from and outside Uttarakhand bid tearful farewell to this adoloscent girl and an outstanding budding footballer. Four other girl students who were drowned in the river due to the high rise pressure tides, however were rescued but not Nitisha who died of axphyxiation. There was lot of annoyance, anger and outrage within the Uttarakhand community then.
The deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had also ordered a secretary level probe to nail those responsible for the negligence but of no avail. The Delhi deputy chief minister has however been extremely helpful to the family and has explored the possibility of 5 lakh Rupees assistence to the distressed family of outstanding budding sportsperson late Nishita Negi.
While appreciating the deputy CM’s ambivalent gesture we hope the inquiry launched into Nishita’s sad demise would definitely bring fruitful results and those responsible for negligence would be duly punished.
Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum