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Compensation Demanded for Lake Drowned Youth

vijayChildhood photo of Vijay Jatia who drowned in Goverdhan Sagar Lake on 5 july

Vijay Jatia the 17 year-old boy who died yesterday by drowning in Goverdhan Sagar Lake, hailed from a very poor family background and was the only earning hand of the family and due to his sudden death the family is left helpless.

Vijay is survived by his father, mother and elder brother.

Pleading for financial support from the administration; the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) presented a Memorandum to the ADM City, Yasin Pathan and requested early compensation that is entitled to the deceased’s family.

The compensation amount will help the family in their daily survival.

Vijay, resident of Housing Board Colony, Goverdhan Vilas was the youngest son in the family and used to work as daily wage laborer as his father is unable to work due to medical illness and his elder brother is also unemployed.

The memorandum was signed by Vaibhav Bandari and Mohan Gurjar, the Mahamantri and President of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha and supported by various members including area councilor Chanda Rao.

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  1. vijay says

    Age 17 yrs and working as a daily wager. The minimum age is 18 yrs.
    Father not working because of medical illness. Elder brother also not working.
    Fully support BJYM’s demand for compensation, even if there is no logic behind a 17 year old working as a daily wager. The responsible gov officials should be asked why an under age boy was working as labor, child labor. If there is no answer forth coming then the compensation amount should be paid by the salaries of labour department and the tax payers should be spared.


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