Mumbai: Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon has come forward to help the family of a victim who was killed in the Palghar mob-lynching, recently. She is set to provide financial assistance to the education of two daughters of the Mumbai-based driver Nilesh Telgade (30) who died along with two sadhus of the Juna Akhada.
“Happy 2 infm tht my friend Film Actor/Activist @TandonRaveena hs assured support fr the education of both daughters of Nilesh Telgade who ws killed in Palghar n wl also support financially thru her Rudra foundation.She hs spoken to other frnds to support Nilesh’s family Folded hands. [sic],” Krishna Hegde, former MLA and senior BJP leader, tweeted.
On 23 April, Tandon had, in a tweet, shared the link to a fundraiser campaign for Telgade’s family. “A fundraiser for the 29 yr old driver who was lynched along with Hindu sadhus Folded hands He leaves behind two little girls, please do your bit and help this family (said),” she had said. A quick update on the link showed that the campaign, titled – Support Palghar Victim Nilesh Telgade’s Family- has so far raised Rs 31,26,185.
The 29-year-old Nilesh, a driver by profession, was lynched along with two sadhus by a mob of over 200 people in Maharashtra’s Palghar last month. They were travelling from Nashik to Surat with some relief materials but couldn’t cross the Gujarat border. The brutal incident occurred while they were returning from the border through a route where the policemen allegedly asked them to take, knowing that the alleged Naxal and other communist cadre were waiting on the way for an ambush.
The mob assaulted them brutally with sticks, rods and stones until they breathed their last.
Nilesh Telwade’s untimely death has left his family including his wife and two little daughters in a helpless condition.
On the other hand, Raveena Tandon has initiated a campaign on Instagram #JeetegaIndiaJeetengeHum which aims to raise awareness about the violence against healthcare workers.On the professional front, the actress has worked with Rocking Star Yash in his upcoming movie KGF: Chapter 2.