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Irshad suffering continues
By Syed Ubaidur Rahman
story that started with the brutal murder of Irshad by cops in broad
daylight has not come to a logical end yet. As of now there doesn't seem
to be any hope of it subsiding in the near future. Irshad, a young man in
his mid-twenties, was murdered around six months back in the east Delhi
area of Jaffarabad by four cops. Family members of the young businessman
are still unable to come to terms with his sudden and violent death.
Newer development keep tormenting the memories of the relatives of the
deceased. Raisa Begum, the widow of Irshad who was pregnant at the time of
his murder has now given birth. But to an unborn child. And this has left
more scarce on the 20 something lady who was married to him a couple of
years ago. Danish their four years old child who witnessed the whole cruel
incident of his father's murder has still not been told that his father is
no more. 'He still awaits his father and we cannot collect courage to tell
him the truth' says his grandmother Aisha Begum who still breaks down with
every mention of Irshad.
Recollecting the memories when he left her to pick up Danish who was
admitted in the schools merely a weeks ago she says that it was a cruel
joke with her son and her whole family. Had he committed any crime she
would not have felt any remorse for Irshad. But he was not the man of this
sort' Aisha Begum repeats who has become bad ridden since his death. I
cannot forgive the monsters who killed my son' she adds.
Irshad, who owned a small shoe-factory in Jafferabad area in East Delhi,
was killed following a small incident. He had gone to Gautampuri in east
Delhi on his scooter to bring back his four-year-old son, Danish, who
studied in a school in that area. When a rickshaw hit his scooter and his
child fell from it he did not know that this incident is going to end his
life. Irshad was caught by four cops passing through when a scuffle broke
out between him and the rickshaw-puller. Without asking anything they
started beating him with their batons till he fell unconscious. Later he
was announced brought dead when carried to a city hospital.
Two of the policemen accused of murdering the young businessman have been
arrested and put behind bars. But the family believes that the police will
not tolerate with its personnel behind bars. Aisha Begum says that they
are looking towards the judiciary for justice. We do not have faith in any
institution except the judiciary and we hope to get justice from it' says
Achchan Khan father of Irshad.
National Human Right Organization had ordered the police to pay a
compensation of RS 3 Lakh to the family of the deceased. When asked about
it Achchan Khan said that he has not heard anything about this
compensation money. My family doesn't want the compensation. We want
justice' says he adding that he will feel peaceful and relieved when the
culprits are given a taste of what they did to his son.
Now the family is very concerned about Raisa, Irshad's widow. The always
cheerful lady has secluded herself and smile has left her face. When asked
about her, Aisha Begum says that when Irshad was killed she was pregnant.
For weeks she was in shock. She always remained thinking as to how much
force they would have used to kill her husband who was a regular at gym
and had an extremely healthy body. She still remains thinking as to how
much he would have suffered at the hands of the cops' Aisha Begum says yet
again breaking down. 'Now with the birth of an unborn child she has
received another deadly shock' Aisha Begum adds.
Danish still remembers his father fondly. He still believes that he will
come back and again bring chocolates for him as he used to bring whenever
he came home.
The family has still to come out the after shock of the murder of the sole
breadwinner of the family. Irshad ran the business and looked after not
only his family but also other relatives too. They are still fearful of
the police. Her mother asked this correspondent not to mention the name of
his brother in this report. But they are determined to fight and there are
witnesses who have not deserted them even after covert threats. They are
behind them solidly. q