‘If they are hanged, won’t accept their bodies’
Furious at the death of the young woman, residents said they feared that an angry mob would destroy their homes.
Residents said if the accused persons from their colony were hanged, they would not allow the bodies to be brought back to the camp.
The house of Hari Ram Sharma, father of one of the accused, was locked on Saturday morning. Sharma’s younger son told The Sunday Express that he found his house locked when he returned from school around 2 pm on Saturday.
“I do not know where my parents are. I had last seen them in the morning when I left for school. I checked with the neighbours, but they did not have any idea about my father’s whereabouts. They did not tell me where they were going,” he said.
The house of Pawan Sharma, another accused, was locked from inside since Saturday morning.
Pawan’s family members refused to speak to The Sunday Express. The house of main accused Ram Singh and his brother Mukesh was finally locked by some neighbours, who had been waiting for family members to show up and collect the belongings of the two. Angry neighbours said even if the three were released on bail, they would not let them stay in the camp.
Bihari Lal, who claimed to be a representative of camp residents, said, “We have not
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