November 29, 2021

‘We want our son’s body, not money from govt’

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By Vishal Rajemahadik, From Mumbai Mirror

A day after it was reported that a 25-yearold man from Vasai had been killed by suspected robbers in Jamaica, the victim’s parents said they have only one wish: their son’s body in Mumbai at the earliest.

Three men pumped bullets into Rakesh Talreja, who was working as a salesman for a jeweller in Kingston, after snatching his mobile phone on Thursday. His two Indian roommates suffered bullet wounds to their legs in the alleged robbery.

Rakesh’s cousin sister said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured his parents that the government would do everything possible to bring their son’s body to Mumbai in quickest possible time.

“All I want is my son’s body. We’re not bothered about any compensation,” Rakesh’s father Prakash Talreja told Mirror. Rakesh was working in the Caribbean island nation for the past two and a half years.

His grandmother was upset as no one gave them a confirmed version of incident – whether it happened at home or outside.

Sources said Rakesh’s employer would ask his staff to take a portion of the day’s cash collection home to avoid theft at his shop. It is believed that the attackers were aware of the practice.

IMAGE: ‘We want our son’s body, not money from govt’
Rakesh’s parents with a photo of their son. He was working in the Caribbean nation for the past two and a half years

For more on this story go to: http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/crime/we-want-our-sons-body-not-money-from-govt/articleshow/57104153.cms

See related iNews Cayman story published February 12 2017 “Maharashtra: Vasai youth shot dead in Jamaica, family seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/maharashtra-vasai-youth-shot-dead-in-jamaica-family-seeks-sushma-swarajs-help/

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