Itanagar: Jyoti Kamda, wife of Tsering Wangdi rejects ex gratia, Govt job

After Tari, Ruja, now the family members of Tsering Wangdi refuse ex gratia and government job, demand justice.


 Jyoti Kamda, the widow of  Tsering Wangdi, one of the three person  killed during anti -PRC protest here at the state capital on Monday also refused to accept the compensation and job offer announced by the state government and appealed to the state government to take exemplary action upon those responsible for her husband sad demise.

“My husband had never done harm to anyone and was without any arm and ammunition why was he killed,” she says while interacting with the meida here at Arunachal  press club.

Wangdi, who runs a small shop with his wife at Niti Vihar area, Itanagar was killed when the security forces opened fire to control a mob that had gone berserk over PRC issue on February 24 near Circuit House in Upper C Sector of the city.

Strongly condemning the security personnel brutality towards peaceful protesters voicing their rights, Kamda also alleged that the body of his husband had been handed over by the police in a highly decomposed state.

Somebody has got to have accountability for the act and I will never stop fighting until the day I get justice,” she utters in wails.

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Despite Bandh call in full force, she informed after receiving the news that my husband was shot I go out to look for him braving the showers of stones hurls by protesters and after inquiring few traced out the body from Heema hospital, which was later shifted to RK Mission mortuary.

While narrating the harrowing trip that she had to make to get her husband body, Kamda informed that family members were forced to do the rounds of many hospitals  by Police on the day of the incident just for conducting an autopsy.

“But to our utter surprise”, she alleged the next day when we came back to retrieve the body from RK Mission hospital, it was allegedly shifted overnight to a civil hospital along with Biki Ruja body at Lakhimpur just to conduct the autopsy,” she added.

She continued they followed the police to Lakhimpur and repeatedly approached the Magistrate on duty to get the autopsy done immediately so that last rite can be performed as soon as possible.

“We have been made to wait more than 36 hours to retrieve the body and every time we spoke to the police, we felt they were trying to hide something from us. And when the body was handed over to us it was already decomposed to some extent,” she recounted.

However, she hoped that even after undergoing the tragedy, they remained hopeful that the law enforcing agencies would deliver justice.

Terming the incident as an intentional and predetermined act to the murder the innocent, father in law of Wangdi’s, Tachik Kamda affirmed not to accept any kind of ex-gratia unless security personnel’s responsible for Wangdi’s death is brought to justice.

 “Even such shooting order is not issued upon stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir, which is considered as a most pampered state in India. And the unfortunate incident happened over the PRC issue is an absolute violation of human rights,” he slammed.

It is to state that the family of victims of Late Biki Ruja and Late Risso Tari have also refuse the ex gratia and government offer for job and sought immediate constitution of judicial enquiry headed by a retired or sitting judge of High Court and immediate suspension of capital DC and SP and handing over of the person responsible for shooting of their near and dear late Tari, Ruja and Wangdi respectively through two different press conference on March 2nd and 3rd.


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