On July 27, her son left home with one of his friends for a late-night bike ride. Hours later, Manju received a call from police to come and identify his body.
She was told that her son was shot by police in a bid to stop a gang of bikers. Since that night, Manju has been waiting for justice.
Her morale was boosted after the District Magistrate, who conducted a probe into the incident on the night of July 27-28 last year, gave a report punching holes into police’s version of events.
“My relatives told me that I am fighting against a powerful officer and that I should not expect to win. But the magisterial report is also in my favour. No one can stop that officer from being arrested now,” she said.
Stating that she will meet the police chief on Saturday, Manju said, “The commissioner had assured us that justice will be done. Now is the time to act. The magistrate has said in the report that the inspector had unnecessarily opened fire.
We will ask the police chief to register a case of murder against the inspector.”
Manju said she would also approach the High Court Chief Justice to take suo motu action in the matter.
The family also wants two constables, Amar Singh and Sudarshan Kumar, to be booked for assisting Inspector Parmar in the crime.