SIMI activists’ jailbreak: Constable killed was set to hold daughter’s wedding

Yadav, 57, was due to retire in early 2019 and had undergone a bypass surgery a few years ago.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: November 1, 2016 3:32 pm
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A DAY after celebrating Diwali, the family of head constable Ramashankar Yadav was looking forward to the next big event — the marriage of his youngest daughter in December. But barely had the day begun when they were informed that Yadav had been killed by the eight SIMI activists while they were escaping from Bhopal’s Central Jail.

Yadav, 57, was due to retire in early 2019 and had undergone a bypass surgery a few years ago.

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“I don’t know what he must have gone through while wrestling with the eight who were desperate to escape and intent on taking his life,’’ said Yadav’s son Prabhunath Yadav, a Lance Naik with the Army, posted in Hissar. Soon after he heard about his father’s death, Prabhunath took a taxi to Delhi and flew to Bhopal to console his grieving mother Hiramuni.

Yadav’s other son Shambunath is also in the Army, posted in Assam, and his daughter Sonia was due to get married in early December.

At Yadav’s home, not far from the jail, his family, relatives and friends hailed his “martyrdom” but also expressed anger at the administration for giving him “a difficult assignment despite his advancing age and health condition”.

“He underwent a bypass surgery a few years ago. We had requested the jail administration to give him some work that was less demanding and not post him on night duty,’’ said Prabhunath.

“Ramashankar is a martyr, he fought bravely,’’ said Rakesh Kataria, a family friend and police constable.

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State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh called on the family later on Monday and promised that the government would bestow “martyr status” on the slain policeman. The state government also announced monetary compensation for Yadav’s family of Rs 15 lakh, including Rs 5 lakh for Sonia’s marriage.

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    IslamForFoools
    Nov 1, 2016 at 9:28 am
    Fck islam
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      Misra
      Nov 1, 2016 at 11:13 am
      BJP as a party is misusing surgical strikes and now encounters of so called anti national elements to gain votes and pority rather than talk about development and black money. It is easy to fool and rally modi bhakts and RSS people with such things. But it is coming at the cost of people like Yadav who have been used as pawns in this game
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        SubbuI
        Nov 1, 2016 at 10:22 am
        THIS HEAD CONSTABLE APPEARS TO BE USED BY POLITCAL BOSSES WHO CONTROLS RIGHT WING RSS GOONS WHO ONLY WANTED TO ELIMINATE THESE CONVICTS FOR POLARISATION AND DIVISION OF COMMUNITIES. IF A JUDICAL PROBE UNDER SUPREME COURT JUDGE WILL BRING THE W TRUTHlt;br/gt;ALL JUMLAS HAVE TO BE BROUGHT OUT
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          Apollo
          Nov 1, 2016 at 3:30 am
          There is more that what meets the eye in this entire episode. The policeman killed was perhaps not at his top fitness level and the question arises is why he was not moved to lighter duties. Was he a sacrificial lamb in the thick plot of extra judicial killings?
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            aditya
            Nov 1, 2016 at 11:12 am
            Absolutely
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              aditya
              Nov 1, 2016 at 11:10 am
              Te ri M a k Ya ar the na woh Mar ne waale.
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                JayHind
                Nov 1, 2016 at 1:20 am
                It always happens in Hollywood movie
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                  David
                  Nov 1, 2016 at 12:38 am
                  He was killed because he was kind and friendly to the Jihadi terrorists. WIth these beasts always be alert.
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