Even as the thirteenth-day rituals following the death of Mumbai Traffic Police head constable Vilas Shinde’s death were underway, his mother passed away on Monday in her home in Satara district. According to the police, 75-year-old Kalawati Shinde died of a heart attack in her home in Satara around 11 am.
She was believed to have been severely distressed following her son’s death. Head Constable Shinde, who was attached to the Bandra traffic police chowky, died last week after an underage biker and his brother had assaulted him with a wooden plank on August 23.
Shinde was battling for his life for more than a week at Lilavati Hospital and had succumbed to the head injuries he sustained. The police said that Shinde had met his mother last on August 14. Shinde (50) was given a funeral with full state honours in his village in Satara. Families will continue to get salaries The families of the two Mumbai police constables who lost their lives while on duty will continue to get monthly salaries and other benefits including increments as per to pay commission orders, housing benefits etc.
According to the police, the families’ proposal was accepted by the state government. A press note from the Mumbai Police said that the families will also get compensation either of a minimum of Rs 1.5 lakh or 20 times the salary they would have respectively earned on their date of retirement.
Traffic constable Vilas Shinde (50), succumbed to head injuries after being hit by a wooden plank by a motorist, and constable Ajay Gawand (43) of Dongri police station, died after a brutal assault by a thief in 2014.