When Neeraj, 37, joined his colleagues in Haryana Police to include the communal violence that spilled over to Gurugram from Nuh on Monday, little did he or anybody in his household anticipate that it was going to be his final day of obligation in uniform.
Having served the Haryana Police with self-discipline and dedication for 15 years, Home Guard Neeraj, a Muslim man with a Hindu identify, was the only bread-earner of his household.
As communal violence within the Nuh district of Haryana unfold to the adjoining Gurugram district, the Kherki Daula police station, the place Khan was posted, acquired frantic requires assist from panic-stricken residents.
Neeraj, a resident of Garhi Wajidpur village in Gurugram, joined his colleagues as they went out to confront a violent mob carrying weapons equivalent to weapons, swords, iron rods, sticks and stones.
As his colleagues had been attacked by a raging mob, Neeraj additionally sustained a lot of grievous blows from sticks and rods throughout his physique.
He was rushed to a close-by hospital the place he succumbed to his accidents on Monday night.
Neeraj is survived by his spouse Vakila, two youngsters — Nitin (10) and Nikita (6), and brothers, Sunil Khan and Sonu Khan.
As the inconsolable household mourned the tragedy, Neeraj’s eldest brother, Sonu Khan, fought tears as he remembered the ultimate moments together with his brother.
“He was a fun-loving man. We met for the last time on Monday morning before Neeraj left for work. We were talking about fitness and workouts and Neeraj also joked that I need to reduce my body weight, ” Sonu Khan instructed IANS.
Despite being Muslim, all of the male family members have Hindu names, whereas females have Muslim names.
“We live in a Hindu-dominated village which has a few Muslim families. Since we were living in peace, harmony and brotherhood with our Hindu neighbours, our forefathers had decided to adopt Hindu names, ” Sonu Khan stated.
Even as this week’s communal clashes in Nuh and Gurugram threatened to tear aside the social cloth within the surrounding areas, the Khans are decided to maintain the spirit of inter-community concord alive.
Meanwhile, an official stated that the households of deceased dwelling guards — Neeraj and Gursev, who misplaced their lives within the violence, can be supplied an help of Rs 57 lakh every by the Haryana Police.