Cop killed by SIMI men was preparing for daughter’s wedding

"Ramashankar was happy and excited over his 24-year-old daughter Sonia's wedding scheduled for December 9," his nephew Vijay Shanker Yadav said.

By: PTI | Bhopal | Updated: October 31, 2016 8:53 pm
SIMI activists, SIMI activists jailbreak, SIMI activists jail escape, police officer killed, SIMI activists escape, india news Women console the wailing wife of Central Jail head-constable Ramashankar (inset) who was killed by SIMI terrorists during their escape from Central Jail on Monday in Bhopal. (Source: PTI)

Head Constable Ramashankar Yadav, killed by SIMI activists for escaping from jail in Bhopal, was a doting father who was excited over forthcoming marriage of his daughter but the tragedy has now pushed the family into profound grief. “Ramashankar was happy and excited over his 24-year-old daughter Sonia’s wedding scheduled for December 9,” his nephew Vijay Shanker Yadav told PTI.

Ramashankar, who had earlier suffered a heart attack, was busy making arrangement for the wedding, he said. “My uncle was busy making arrangements for his daughter’s marriage. But as fate had it, we got the news of his killing by SIMI men this morning,” Vijay said.

Ramashankar’s two sons — Shambhunath (36) and Prabhunath (32) — are in Army, who are currently posted at Guwahati and Hissar, respectively. While Prabhunath has reached Bhopal, Shambhunath is scheduled to arrive late tonight, he said.

“My uncle’s body is at morgue after postmortem. His mortal remains will be consigned to flames tomorrow,” he added. A pall of gloom has descended on Yadav family after the incident. “We will sit and talk whether to go ahead with the wedding or postpone it,” Vijay added.