The Border Security Force (BSF) said it would rebuild the house of one of its constables that was burnt down by a mob earlier this week when a wave of communal riots hit the northeast part of Delhi. BSF also claimed to provide financial assistance to his family from its welfare fund.
The father of BSF jawan, Mohd Yusuf, said that his house in Khajuri Khaas was put on fire during violence that ripped through northeast Delhi recently. The protesters locked him and four others from the outside. Later police rescued them. Protesters destroyed their house completely. Rupees 3 lakh cash, which were kept in the house for preparations of his son’s marriage, also got burnt with the house.
Senior officers of the BSF spoke to the constable and a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) rank officer visited his house which was completely ruined on Saturday. BSF Director General V.K Johri told that the constable had not reported to his seniors about the whole incident and they got to know about the attack from media reports.
Constable Mohammad Anees (29), who is currently posted in Malkangiri in Odisha was supposed to get transferred to Delhi following his marriage.
The engineering department of the BSF has assessed the damage and estimated that the house could be repaired and refurbished within 10-15 days. More than 30 houses in this area were targeted and burnt by a mob.