Although Bikash Dubey was killed in an encounter two months ago, his villagers still fear him. It is different that this time fear is his ‘ghost’. Yes, there are no checkpoints. People in Bikaru village are now saying that most of the criminals killed have no action. In such a situation, their souls will wander here. If the leaves also stick out, the body merges together. Many bourgeois in the village said they still heard gunshots at night. Many have even said that they have seen the ghost of development.
There is no fear, dread and panic from the village of Bikash Dube. People used to tremble in fear of development and now they are afraid of its soul (spirit). Superstitious fearless villagers do not go to the development locality after the end of the day. On July 10, Bekeru was killed in a development police encounter. There was silence in Bikaru from the end. Wildlife, birds migrate to zamindoj kothi. There is another kind of panic for the village elders. No one speaks openly against development. Some elders must have said that there were no premature deaths in the village. Everyone’s soul must be wandering. Must have ceremony. If no action is taken, their souls will wander.
Even the leaves trembled in the rubble
Alam is that no one goes to Bikash’s locality after 7 pm. If the dog is a cat catcher, people are terrified of some unknown shadow. If the leaves are trembling in the ruins of development, the human soul is trembling. The people of the village say this. Eight policemen were killed in front of Bikash’s house. People in the vicinity of his home were killed in the encounter. That’s why no one goes after the end of the day. As such, family members of the victims do not leave the house.
Even relatives did not accept the body, the funeral was unclaimed:
On July 2, six policemen were killed in Bikaru. Police said Bikash and his entire gang were involved in the killing. The action was taken after the police members were martyred. On July 3, Prakash and Atul Dubey died in a fight with police in the nearby village of Kashi Nevada. The next day the police set up a search of the development. Prabhit Dubey alias Bauwa died in a fight with the police behind the criminals in Prabhat Punki. On July 10, gang leader Bikash Dubey was killed in Sachendi. Bikash’s wife and Prabhat’s mother went to the crematorium to collect the ashes. The latest rituals were performed without the rest of the claim. Even his family members did not contact the police or anyone else.