Lalu’s sister dies of shock after his conviction in fodder scam

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2018 09:09:20


 

PATNA,

Gangotri Devi was elder sister of Lalu Prasad Yadav

She died on Sunday morning, apparently due to shock of her brother being sentenced 3 and half years of imprisonment by special CBI court

GANGOTRI Devi, elder sister of RJD chief Lalu Prasad died here on Sunday as she could not bear the shock of her brother being
sentenced three and half years of imprisonment in yet another
case of fodder scam by special CBI court of Ranchi on Saturday. She was 75.


Gangotri Devi died here on Sunday morning, apparently due to shock of her brother being sentenced three and half years of imprisonment by special CBI court of Ranchi in connection with illegal withdrawal of Rs 84.5 lakhs from Deoghar treasury of undivided Bihar when Prasad was Chief Minister of the State.


She was on fasting on Saturday and praying to God for minimum sentence of three years in the case which could have enabled Prasad to get bail and release from the jail. Gangotri Devi was ill for the last few days and her condition had deteriorated further after conviction of Prasad in fodder scam on December 23.
She had been residing in peon quarter of Veterinary College in Patna since long alongwith her two sons.


Gangotri Devi was the only sister of Prasad and her body has been taken to her in-laws house in Gopalganj for cremation. Tejaswi Prasad Yadav, son of Prasad, had tried to contact Jailer of Birsa Munda Central jail in Ranchi to inform about the incident, where he is presently lodged after conviction in fodder scam.


Tejaswi and his brother Tej Pratap had rushed to the residence of Gangotri Devi at Veterinary College premises to pay tributes to the departed soul, soon after they learnt about her death.
Meanwhile, Prasad is likely to seek parole to attend the last rites of his sister.