Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The three bodies were recovered by the Army after a 36-hour operation on Sunday ¬ Danish and Noman have become martyrs in the eyes of Hindus and Muslims alike.
While Hindu women showered petals from rooftops as the funeral procession of the two young men passed through the city's streets, men from the community lent a shoulder to their `janaza.' “For me, the two are real-life heroes, “said Sakshi Mehrotra, a resident.
“Even if someone is dying on the road, people of this city remain mute spectators. But the boys proved life is more important than petty religious differences. “
There was heavy police deployment for the procession that began soon after special prayers for the boys. Clerics also read out prayers for the family of Suman and the jawans of the Army who had been involved in the operations.
“We hope that the communal amity which this event has triggered remains in our city, “said Ikram Qureshi, a local leader. Officials told the media that Rs 5lakh would be provided to the families of each of the deceased, besides a government job for one family member each.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sheikh Latif Ali had gone to withdraw Rs 200 from a State Bank of Hyderabad ATM on Friday night when he found the cash box open with no guard around. He called the police who found Rs 24 lakh in the unlocked ATM machine. It was later learnt that there was no CCTV camera.
Ali, 22, completed his B.Tech (Electrical) this year and lives in a men’s hostel in Sanjeev Reddy Nagar. On Friday, he went to the ATM at State Bank of Hyderabad’s main branch in S R Nagar with two of his friends. “There was no guard outside and I did not find anything unusual. I inserted the card to withdraw Rs 200. As the machine dispensed the cash, a small door on the side of the machine fell open and currency notes fell out. I was dumbstruck as my account has not more than Rs 500. I asked my friends waiting outside to look for the security guard but they found no one,” Ali said.