Malav Talav: A pond now dead with secrets

An old pond marks the beginning of the way to Visnagar,a small town where one of the most heinous of the nine riot cases took place.

Written by Express News Service | Visnagar,mehsana | Published: July 31, 2012 6:14:27 am

An old pond marks the beginning of the way to Visnagar,a small town where one of the most heinous of the nine riot cases took place.

The pond,now filled with drainage water from the town,is just a few kilometres away from the Visnagar resettlement colony,where the riot victims now live.

Malav Talav,where the burnt remains of those killed in Dipda Darwaja were reportedly dumped,is now an algae covered waterbody that doubles as a public toilet for hutment dwellers residing a kilometre away.

“It’s a pity that I had to search for the bodies of my loved ones for a week. A week later,police said the bodies were dumped in a lake. It was more painful for me to collect their rotten remains stuffed inside two boxes and identify them for the burial,” says Yusuf,who lost 11 member of his family in the massacre.

The Special Investigation Team that probed the Dipda Darwaza massacre,however,found no proof to establish that the bodies were dumped in the pond.

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