The grandfather of the outstanding football prodigy 15 year old late Nitisha Negi, Uday Singh Negi and her mother Meenam have expressed serious reservations on the attitude of the Delhi government and the chief minister Arvind Kejrival for not giving justice to their daughter who’d died in Australia on 10th December, 2017 after having been drowned in the river alongwith 4 other girls who were fortunate enough to have come out of the death trap. Nitisha had gone to Australia to participate in the students Pacific games.
However, unlucky Nishita could not be saved and died of axysphiation. In an interview to Enadu extremely angry and furious Nitisha’s mother expressed her serious reservation on the attitude of the Delhi government saying that despite the lapse of two and a half months, the inquiry ordered by the deputy CM Manish Sisodia has not brought any results and nailed those responsible for the negligence. The utterly distressed mother is running from pillar to posts to seek justice for more than months but of no avail.
According to Meena the process is so tardy that she has not even received the post mortem report till date. She is furious as she has not been revealed the facts about her daughter’s sad demise and had been kept in dark. However, the social organisations and individuals of Indian origin in Australia have raised voice of dissent against Nitisha’s mysterious death. But the authorities here are complacent on the matter till date. She has complained that the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejrival had promised to visit her house and render maximum financial assistence but had send the Delhi’s deputy CM with merely 5 lakh rupees which is quite an insufficient amount as compared to the heavy financial compensation given by the Delhi government earlier.
It may be recalled that the Delhi Government had given one crore compensation in two cases of deaths of a Delhi Police personal and an ex Armymen who committed suicide at Jantar Mantar. Nitisha’s father who is completely dissatisfied with the meagre compensation of Rs five lakhs demanded Bravery Honour for his daughter who sacrificed her life to save four of her friends. He also demanded adequate financial compensation for his daughter who according to him was a prodigy footballer of international repute. Late Nitisha’s grand father served with the former chief minister of Uttarakhand n MP Retired Major General Bhuvan Chand Khanduri.
SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM