Pune: The Revenue Department on Thursday issued a Government Resolution to grant Rs 10 lakh compensation to the family of deceased Mohsin Shaikh, a techie, who was murdered in the city in June 2014.
Mohsin was fatally assaulted by a large group in Hadapsar following communal tension caused due to derogatory pictures of iconic figures being circulated on social media. The police arrested 21 persons in the case.
Most of them are now out on bail.
Reacting to the government's decision, Mohsin’s father, Sadiq Shaikh said he has been fighting for compensation from past four years.
"We were earlier given compensation of Rs 5 lakh. I think the government took this move as we approached the Human Rights Commission. We also requested for a government job for my younger son Mobin, on which the government is yet to respond. I am yet to get any notification from the government on compensation," Shaikh said. He added that he is expecting Rs 20 lakh compensation from the government.
The GR stated that Rs 5 lakh will be reserved from state fund and Rs 5 lakh from Centre's fund.
Mohsin was attacked while going home with a friend, Riyaz, after prayers at a mosque around 9.15 pm. He died in a hospital due to head injuries.