SANGRUR – The family of 12-year-old Vidhu Jain, who was burnt alive on September 30, 2013, has shifted to Ludhiana.
“My son’s killers are roaming free in Malerkotla and may also harm my younger son Naman,” says Navneet Jain, who sold his ancestral house in Malerkotla about three months ago.
He says the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing his son’s death has yet to approach him or any other family member. Talking to The Tribune today, Navneet said they were residing in a rented accommodation in Ludhiana. “Vidhu’s last wish was that his killers be given exemplary punishment. Till this is done, we will not sit quiet. The interest on the money (Rs 25 lakh) given to us by the Punjab Government as compensation is being spent on the welfare of poor persons,” said Navneet.
His elder brother Prem Jain said they too were thinking of shifting to Ludhiana. He pointed out that the CBI was yet to visit Malerkotla in search of Vidhu’s killers more than five months the central agency was handed over the case.
“But in the recent Badaun rape and murder case, the CBI reached the crime site the very next day,” he said, adding that they felt let down by the law-enforcing agencies.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Malerkotla, William Jeji, said the police would provide security to Navneet and his family if they so demanded. “Arms licences have been issued to Navneet Jain and his nephew,” he added.