Naveen Bharat Editorial
Patna: Weeds have erupted at 55-year-old Veeranjan Paswan’s house in Saidpur in Bhagalpur district of Bihar since Tuesday. Veeranjan Paswan was a golgappa seller and was working with a brother and some other relatives in the valley for the last two and a half years.
The victim’s son Vikram Kumar said, “A day before the murder, the father told my mother that he had booked a ticket to come home to celebrate Dussehra.” Rameshwar Paswan, a villager, called Veeranjan “honest”. He told that Veeranjan had married his first daughter Kanchan Kumari with a loan of two lakh rupees.
Relatives said the victim had gone to Srinagar hoping to clear his outstanding debt. Veeranjan’s wife Putul Devi cried: “Hum sab poor hai to koi nahi kar raha raha raha hai (We are so poor that no one is coming forward to help)”. The couple has six children – four daughters and two sons. Putul Devi said, “My husband was the sole breadwinner in the family.”
The victim’s daughter Neha Kumari said that the family has not only lost the breadwinner but has also lost all hope of a better future. “If we were born in a wealthy family of a leader, many people would have come to our aid. We don’t see any way to survive,” she said.
Birender Paswan, Veeranjan’s brother and a seller of golgappas in Kashmir, first informed Putul Devi about the incident. The last rites of the victim were performed in Srinagar in the presence of Virendra and a relative.
Meanwhile, Bhagalpur DIG Sujit Kumar said that the local SHO of Jagdishpur had gone to meet the family after receiving information about Veeranjan’s death.
went to srinagar to pay off the debt
Veeranjan was the sole breadwinner of the family. He got his first daughter married by taking a loan of two lakh rupees. Relatives said he had moved to Srinagar hoping to clear his outstanding debt