From: mohanlal panda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM
Subject: Different figures of dead bodies given by Army and Railways
Greetings from PVCHR.
Please refer to the following news link and the attached report: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Railway-minister-faces-victims-angry-kin-at-UP-hospital/articleshow/9218544.cms
Railway minister faces victims' angry kin at UP hospital
TNN | Jul 14, 2011
FATEHPUR: New railway minister Dinesh Trivedi faced angry relatives of the Kalka Mail accident victims when he visited Fatehpur district hospital late on Tuesday.
As soon as the minister arrived at the hospital around 11.45pm, he was surrounded by relatives of the victims shouting anti-police and anti-railways slogans. The police escorted the minister out of the hospital. Fatehpur police chief Ram Bharose, however, played down the incident. "The relatives talked to the minister, he was not gehraoed as claimed in media reports," he said on Wednesday.
Many people still looking for their relatives have accused railway authorities of disposing of the bodies secretly. Their suspicion is based on the fact that many passengers are still missing. They can neither be found among the injured nor the dead.
Also, railway and the Army have announced different death figures. While Army officers engaged in rescue work claimed that 80 bodies were removed, railways put the toll at 68. Two more injured passengers died at a Kanpur hospital on Wednesday and six more bodies were identified.
Sir, this is a case of serious human rights violation. The figure of death differs as per the data of Army and Railway. On behalf of PVCHR, I request you to look into the matter and take immediate action.
Dr. Mohanlal Panda
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