Pritam was a brilliant student who wanted to do something for his nation. He was very studious, a M.Sc in Physics and was researching into complex theories in Physics relating to Atomic Physics, Astro Physics, God Particle and so much more. He was going to Delhi to pursue his Phd in Delhi University under the guidance of a professor who had invited him to have a discussion.
But he could never finish his journey and his wishes could never be fulfilled. He was being killed, for nothing! His only mistake was perhaps that he boarded the Delhi bound Avadh Assam Express which passes through the most dangerous criminal prone areas of Bihar. When he bought his ticket for the train he never thought that he was buying his death.
Pritam was being harassed by the goons who boarded the train somewhere in Bihar. He was not the only one to be harassed but one of the several people who were being troubled by those goons. Later they snatched his bag when he tried to protest and follow them with reasonable caution. He complained to the authorities (GRP and TTE) but they did not show any interest to help him. In the meantime he had missed the train which stops only for 2 minutes. Although he did not have any intention of pursueing this any further at that moment, the goons had threatened him of dire consequences because he complained to the police and 2 of them were waiting in the station. Post that, they kidnapped him, tortured him for 5 long days and then killed him. His dead body was found in a mutiliated condition with multiple marks of torture, his throat slit into two parts. As his body was being thrown in the tracks, further damage to the body happened.
All throughout the police had been silent spectators and could not do anything. His relatives had reached Naugachia in the second day of his disappearance but the police could not track him down, although they could have done a lot. It seems like either they are incapable of performing their duties or are unwilling to do so due to certain other obvious considerations.
Pritam's parents who lost their only child are under complete shock and are not able to recover yet. Pritam did not deserve to die like this. This incident was very tragic and should not happen with anyone else. All his relatives are deeply aggrieved by this incident. But they are determined to take forward this fight against the govt. and inefficient Bihar Police and GRP.
In Bihar, the crime in railways is very grave and serious and most of the times it is not being accounted for. In this case, Pritam had made a call to his parents before the incident took place and narrated the whole incident and hence we are aware of it. In Naugachia itself, 5 people were being killed in a short period of 20 days before the murder of Pritam and this still continues.
The police still remains clueless. There has been numerous protests across the country, thousands of people have come out in the streets. Yet, the Bihar Govt. is not able to find the criminals.
We strongly believe that the Bihar Police will not be able to nab the criminals and hence demand a time bound CBI Enquiry by specialist officers. We also want inquiry into the role of the authorities in the case.
Our other demands are installation of CCTV cameras in all crime prone railway stations in Bihar as well as the trains passing through them. Alarms should be installed in trains with adequate security personnel ready to attend to the passenger's complaints, an immediate help line number and registration of FIRs in the train.
Please help us in this campaign of getting Justice for Pritam and making railways safer for you so that you do not have to lose a Pritam from amongst your friends and family. Help us by signing this petition. For further information please join our facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/justiceforpritam.
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