With a ray of hope in her eyes, a young girl on Friday reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help to free her father from jail.
Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Jyoti anxiously was standing in between the huge crowd of Bharatiya Janata Party workers in Varanasi when Prime Minister Modi was addressing the party workers ahead of the filing of his nomination from the temple city for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Meanwhile, Modi noticed her and asked one of his Special Protection Group guards to enquire about her concern. Jyoti immediately handed over a letter to the guard and asked him to pass it on to the prime minister.
Jyoti claimed that her father is innocent and was framed in a false case.
Sharing her ordeal, an emotional Jyoti said, "I want Modi ji to do justice and help me to release my father from jail. My father is innocent and has done nothing. My father got married 35 years ago to a girl. One year after marriage, she committed suicide and the girl's family held my father responsible for this. After 35, my father was punished in the case and he is not responsible for it."
"We four siblings live together with our mother. My mother's health condition is not good. We do not have any relatives. We are not even able to pursue our studies. If something happens to my mother, there is no one to take care of us," she added.
Jyoti also claimed that she wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seeking help.
"A week back, I gave a letter to Yogi ji at Sankat Mochan and Yogi ji assured us of all possible help. However, we have not received any update on the matter yet. I am happy that I got an opportunity to share my ordeal to Modi ji," she claimed.