Gorkha woman killed in Kud terror attack, families asked to provide proof

Jammu, June 23: A woman lost her life in the militant attack in Dud on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on the evening of June 13th. A Gorkha woman travelling in the bus was killed by the militents. The name of the slain woman is Mamata Thapa and the authorities have asked her daughters to present proof that Mamata was related to them and that she lost her life in the encounter to pursue the case for ex gratia. Mamata Devi had lost her life in the Kud encounter while three others, including a woman, were injured.

Also the authorities have planely refused to provide a copy of the postmortem report to daughters of the terror victim, asking them to prove their relationship with the terror victim.

Mamata's daughter Madhavi in an interview with the Tribune said, "Instead of healing our wounds, the authorities are rubbing salt on those by demanding legal documents to establish that our mother was killed in the encounter."
Gorkha woman killed in Kud terror attack, families asked to provide proof
Families of Gorkha woman killed in a terror attack in Jammu
"Everything is in black and white. Everybody knows that our mother lost her life. What else do they want? The attitude of the authorities is disgusting and inhuman. she said.

Mamata’s family members have reason to blame the authorities for their inhuman approach as no official had visited the bereaved family in the past 10 days. The authorities had promised ex gratia within a couple of days, but nothing had been done so far.

“Ex gratia or other compensation is a secondary thing. First of all, the government is still not recognising that our mother lost her life in the terror attack. Instead of healing our wounds, we are being treated like criminals,” said Megha, recalling how the family was treated when they went to receive Mamata’s body.

The family said they were still searching for Mamata’s belongings. “Our mother’s ring is still missing. What to say of providing a vehicle to carry the body, we had to purchase a piece of cloth from the market to cover the body,” said Mamata’s son-in-law Amar.

Via tribuneindia

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