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Sarpanch held for killing RTI activist’s kin

Posted by on February 13, 2011 0 Comment

Fatehabad (Haryana), Feb 13 (IANS) Haryana Police have arrested a village sarpanch (headman) and his driver who killed the daughter-in-law of a Right to Information (RTI) activist here, police said Sunday.

According to police, the victim was identified as Sonu, a resident of Chandrawal village in this Haryana district. She was crushed under the sarpanch’s vehicle Saturday.

Her father-in-law Jagdish Singh had recently exposed with the help of the RTI Act a scandal in the payment of pension.

Police said that Chandrawal village Sarpanch Dharambir Malik was booked under various sections as an accused in the pension scam after Jagdish Singh’s RTI query exposed wrongdoings.

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