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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First Published on: November 1, 2016 4:54 am
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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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                    Ravichandra
                    Nov 1, 2016 at 6:59 am
                    Atleast one of the media wrote about the slain guard and his family..felt very sad about grief-stricken family, share their sorrow fully...and Iam sure all Indians do so..
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                      rightam
                      Nov 1, 2016 at 6:24 am
                      Why Kejri congess has no sympathy for this poor police man
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                        Shafted mohammed
                        Nov 1, 2016 at 2:31 am
                        Ramashankar Hume naaz hailt;br/gt;Tere katil Marne Walon to taaz hai.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sharm karo Sharm karo lt;br/gt;Digvijay Sharm karo
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                          sahil
                          Nov 1, 2016 at 10:26 am
                          Like Inspector Mohan Sharma(Congress's Batla House) this poor guy would have no idea his own colleagues will bump him off for lending credibility to this macre.
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                            Sanjay
                            Nov 1, 2016 at 10:20 am
                            What is explanation by Opposition on killing of this police man by those SIMI terrorist?
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                              ProdyotPran
                              Nov 1, 2016 at 4:42 am
                              Apollo, I cannot question your Right to Freedom of Speech and expression. You have a valid point when you said why was he not moved to a lighter duty. I think that duty was considered light as the escape was not expected. That is a good question, though. But, I think we should not ume that Ramashankarji was not in good health. That would be insulting the brave policeman.
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                                ProdyotPran
                                Nov 1, 2016 at 4:30 am
                                Ramashankar Yadav laid down his life while fighting terrorists.lt;br/gt;It does not matter whether the fight took place inside a prison, jungle or on a mountain top.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;He deserves a state funeral.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Special financial istances which are offered to the next of kin of the deceased personnel while combating terrorists should be made available to his mind too.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Let us keep the morale of the police forces high.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;My special condolences to the family members of this brave policeman.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;May his soul rest in peace and with all pride.
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                                  S.VISWANATHAN
                                  Nov 1, 2016 at 12:25 am
                                  Pray Guruji to keep his soul rest in peace and give enough strength to family members.
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                                    Augustus
                                    Nov 1, 2016 at 10:24 am
                                    Dereliction of duty by jail staff is solely responsible for the constables death, there is no excuse for CCTV's camera's not working in jail, there is clear foul play in this escape and murder drama, the most important aspect of jail security was compromised and the MP Minister calls it lapse, this is like killing Aqlaq in Dadri and calling it an accident, its painful for the constables family but the MP Government is fully responsible for his death
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