J A L A N D H A R    E D I T I O N

No clue of worker Radhe Mohan
Kusum Arora
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 6
A fortnight after the tragic Shital Fibres factory collapse on April 15, Heera Chand is yet to find any clue about his brother-in-law Radhe Mohan from the district administration and the police.

Chand, who has been running from pillar to post to see find Radhe Mohan (35) ‘alive or dead’, finally performed his ‘kirya’ back home in Rohtas district in Bihar.

On the ill-fated night of April 15, Radhe Mohan was working as a helper on machine number 1 along with his coworkers identified as Rankaj Kumar and Anil, who were admitted to the civil hospital for treatment.

His mobile phone was found to be switched off since the night this tragedy took place.

Talking to The Tribune over the phone from Rohtas, Heera Chand said, “We are in a dilemma. But we performed his kirya at Rohtas. We have no idea whether he is alive or dead. His co-workers claimed that he was working with them on the night of the factory collapse, but where is the body?”




Now, his family has decided to visit Jalandhar again on May 11 and meet the Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and factory owners in this regard. The family is also going to pursue the matter with the Rohtas District Magistrate too.

“Two of his other co-workers Niyamat and Pinku had also claimed that Radhe Mohan was working with them. It seems that my brother-in-law’s body must have been disposed of, elsewhere where has the body gone?” he said.

He said the authorities at Shree Devi Talab Charitable Hospital did not even entertain my problem and shooed us away. “I also visited the civil hospital several times, but just to see someone else’s body in the mortuary”, he added.

Back home in Rohtas, Radhe Mohan is survived by his wife and two little daughters. “Ever since this tragedy took place my sister has lost count of time. It has been an endless wait. It has taken a heavy toll on her. She has two daughters to feed and a hand to mouth existence”, said Heera Chand.

Deputy Commissioner Priyank Bharti said since this is a case of a missing person, an FIR has to be lodged with the police. “Once the family reaches Jalandhar, they should definitely meet me and the Police Commissioner so that we are able to trace his status,” he added.

Kaushlendra, Labour Inspector from Bihar in Delhi, said, “This is a serious matter. We will take up the issue with the Deputy Commissioner. At the same time we will also inform the District Magistrate of Rohtas to help the family in distress,” he added.



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