Workers are collecting potatoes in the fields around the thin road that turns towards Naujarpur village in Hathras. Potato sacks are visible everywhere in the fields spread far and wide. Potato-laden tractors are passing around in a ruckus. Where was the murder in a quarrel of molestation? Some people point to a field when asked this with a suppressed tongue.

Amrish Sharma was shot dead on Monday, March 1, at the same farm in Naujarpur village. The reason for the murder is a dispute related to molestation. Family and village people say that three years ago, Amrish Sharma filed a case against Gaurav Sharma for molesting his daughter, in which he had to go to jail. Gaurav Sharma was pressurizing Amrish to withdraw the case. Gaurav is murdered by Amrish’s refusal.

Amrish Sharma, who died in the firing, has two daughters. After Amrish’s murder, his younger daughter Parul shrugged his bier.
Amrish Sharma, who died in the firing, has two daughters. After Amrish’s murder, his younger daughter Parul shrugged his bier.
We have arrived at the farm on the spot. On the edge of the field, a man is seated with his hands holding his head. On talking, it is known that his name is Jagdish and he has been working with Amrish for the last 20 years. Amrish was a great tenant. This time too, he had planted potato crop in about 100 bighas of land. Jagdish flutters when asked about the day of the incident. He says with a sultry hug, ‘He went out in front of us by shooting Bhai Saheb and we could not do anything. What would shovels and poles do in front of guns? He was firing indiscriminately.

Jagdish wipes tears again and speaks, ‘While firing towards the laborers, he said that if anyone testifies, he too will be killed. At that time, 70 laborers were working here. But, everyone ran away falling. ‘ The rest of the laborers working in the fields are reluctant to tell about the incident. Only a few say that no such incident had ever happened in Naujarpur.

A man who worked on Amrish’s fields for the last 12 years says on condition of anonymity, “Those who killed were not afraid of anyone.” Those people came with the intention of killing themselves. Were saying that the case was not taken back, but now die. Even while running, he fired several bullets. ‘

Amrish Sharma was a great tenant of the village. When he was shot, he was on his farm. After the incident, there is silence in the streets of the village.
Amrish Sharma was a great tenant of the village. When he was shot, he was on his farm. After the incident, there is silence in the streets of the village.
At the place where Amrish was shot in the field, there are still spots of dried blood on the third day of the incident. It is now the scene for the police and some policemen are engaged in guarding it. The tiffin is still kept in the closet near the well near the corner of the field, in which Amrish’s wife and daughter brought food for him. Some people say that Amrish’s wife was also targeted by bullets, but in the stampede they fell to the ground and the bullet passed by them.

A relative of the deceased Amrish Sharma said, ‘The police have come and the workers have returned to work. Amrish Sharma alone managed the farm of all the brothers’ share. I do not know how the fields will work next. Both of Amrish’s elder brothers are out in jobs. There is no one to watch farming.

Amrish Sharma, the father of two daughters, is praised by everyone present there and calls him a man of very helpful nature. Jagdish says, ‘My daughter had a wedding. I had to take my money from someone. But, there was no money. When he went to work at Bhai Saheb, he recognized that he was upset after seeing his face. I said 25 thousand are falling short. He immediately told his wife to give it 50 thousand.

A room in the house of Amrish Sharma has a photo of him and his wife. The villagers say that the attackers also opened fire on Amrish’s wife.
A room in the house of Amrish Sharma has a photo of him and his wife. The villagers say that the attackers also opened fire on Amrish’s wife.
Amrish’s house is about 300 to 400 meters away from his farm. The silence of the village lanes is broken by the horns of trains. Leaders of all parties are reaching out to meet the victim’s family. Looking at the leaders comforting Amrish’s relatives sitting in the courtyard, the women of the family sitting in the room grinning, saying, “As many as these are covered in white clothes, their hearts are black.”

A girl shows the Twitter handle of former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on her mobile, saying, “They are just shining their politics.” If they had condolences to our family, they would not have put the video on their Twitter without blurring our sister’s face. He has lost his father. His whole life is ahead.

Amrish’s wife lay unconscious in a room. Their situation is not good. Daughter Parul, while trying to handle them, becomes disgraced herself. Meanwhile, the ringtone of Amrish’s phone rings. His ill-tempered wife opens her eyes and says, “Look at your father, Parul’s phone is ringing, give it to him.” She then faints while muttering. The eyes of the women standing around become moist. She says, “Since that day, they are in the same condition, repeatedly calling Parul’s father (Amrish Sharma).”

Amrish’s daughter Parul handles herself with great difficulty. She says, ‘Gaurav was after me, wanted to force me to marry. We have filed a lawsuit after coming out of his molestation. Now he was pressurizing to withdraw this case because he wanted to go ahead in politics.

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