MOUNDS of garbage could be seen across small town Abohar with a majority of safai karamcharis employed by the Municipal Council as well as private sanitation workers on strike since December 11 — the day Bheem Taank, a Valmiki, was murdered.
The stench of rotting garbage permeates Sant Nagar where Taank’s family and a majority of the town’s Valmiki community lives.
Gopiram, member of Bheem Taank Katal Kand Sangrash committee, said, “No garbage is being picked from Abohar roads as the Valmikis are angry over Taank’s murder. We will continue our protest until the culprits are arrested.”
The liquor vends in Abohar continue to remain shut ever since two of them were burnt by protesters on December 11. Reportedly, all liquor vends in the town belong to Doda.