Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma visits Dadri, says ‘Bisara get settled now’


Dadri: Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma visited the family of deceased Ravin Sisodia on Friday, one of the accused in Dadri lynching case. The minister tweeted the pictures of his visit to Ravin's grieving family in Bisada village of Uttar Pradesh. The 22-year-old was one of the 18 accused for the murder of Mohammad Akhlaq last year over suspicion that he had eaten and stored beef.

"Met the family of deceased Ravin in Bisara village, Greater Noida. Bisara get settled now," Mr Sharma tweeted after his visit. Bisada residents had been protesting against the administration and police department after Ravin's death in police custody, reportedly due to chikungunya.

Only on Friday, did the protestors reach a compromise and ended their agitation over Sisodia's death. Sisodia's family, after his death, alleged that he died due to police negligence. Senior officials of district administration and police held a meeting with the local residents and announced to deliver Rs 25 lakh as compensation, and a CBI probe into the matter.

The administration also said it will help Ravin's widow Pooja get a private job. Ravin's family members expressed satisfaction and decided to cremate the body in the evening. The minister, however, was lambasted on Twitter for visiting the family of a murder accused, and some of the users slammed him for glorifying a murderer.