The family of a 16-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet in a Delhi slum in 2015 has spoken out about the “horrific” shooting.
Shiva Kumar, a resident of the Gulbarga slum, was shot in the neck on March 7, 2015 and died in hospital two days later.
Her mother, who had been in the same slum for years, was shocked when she found out about her daughter’s death.
Her statement in the Supreme Court said: “I am extremely shocked by the murder of my daughter.
I have not been able to sleep for weeks and have been suffering from extreme pain in my neck and chest.
My heart is broken.
I am angry and hurt and I do not want to talk about the case.
I would like to find out why this is happening and whether my daughter is dead or alive.
I also want justice to be done.
My son and I have gone to court and are currently waiting for our case to be heard.
We have no power in our community and the police have failed us miserably.
My daughter was shot dead in the cold and the government has failed us.
My children will be lost forever.”
The family of the 16-yr-old said they had been forced to seek help from the police to get justice for their daughter.
“We have tried to get the police involved but we are unable to do anything.
I will be filing a case in the Delhi High Court.
I cannot go back to Gulbarpura.
We want justice for our daughter,” said Sharabha Devi, the daughter of the girl’s mother.
Sharabha said she had been living with her mother in Gulbar village for the last eight months.
She said she was trying to get a job, but was unable to get any because of the lack of employment opportunities in the slum.
She also alleged that the police failed to take any action against the person who fired the shot at her daughter.
The family had approached the Supreme Judicial Court and asked for a CBI inquiry into the shooting, but the case has been stuck in the courts.
Shiv Kumar was a student of the Law College of India and was studying in the US.
Her death was the latest in a series of cases of young women being shot dead by stray bullets.
Earlier this month, a 23-year old woman was killed by stray shots in the town of Baghpat.