Thiruvananthapuram: The family of electrician Sanal Kumar, who was allegedly pushed to death by Neyyattinkara DySP in a case of road rage on November 5, has started an indefinite strike in front of the secretariat on Monday.

It is reported that Viji, Sanal's wife, with her two children and her mother had arrived on Monday morning in front of the secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. The family told the media that the state government had earlier assured a government job to Viji and also compensation.

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But till now the government had not kept up their promises, hence they decided to protest in front of the secretariat. They also said that they will continue the protest until they get justice from the Pinarayi Vijayan government.

Though minister Kadakampally Surendran had assured the family of required help, all procedures in this regard were delayed, following the death of the accused DySP Harikumar, who committed suicide.

According to reports, one of the main reasons for the protest is that Sanal’s family is going through a tough time due to debts. Also, the family said that they are in danger of losing their house as they have defaulted on the repayment of the loan.

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Kerala DGP Loknath Behera had also suggested to the government to give a government job to Viji. However, there has been no progress in this regard.

On the night of November 5, Harikumar allegedly got into an altercation with Sanal over parking on the road, following which the police officer reportedly pushed him. Sanal fell on the road and was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle.

On November 12, the DySP committed suicide by hanging in his house in Kallambalam. Harikumar had been absconding soon after the alleged murder and later his body was found in his house. Harikumar was last seen arriving at his house on November 12 at around 4 pm.

The report submitted by the special branch of the Kerala Police has mentioned that serious lapses had occurred in the case.