Mohammad Kalim-one of the survivors of hit-and-run case- in which bollywood superstar Salman Khan was sentenced to five-year jail term-said here on Wednesday that justice won’t be done unless he gets compensation from the government.
“His (Salman Khan) jail term won’t fill our stomachs. We will be happy only if we get compensation from the government,” said Kalim, 35, who was injured in the accident in which the actor has been found guilty of running over pavement dwellers with his SUV in 2002 in Mumbai.
After the accident, Kalim, then 22, left his job at the bakery and came back to his native village in Sultanpur district of UP-150 kilometres from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.
Thirteen years on, Kalim says, he cannot work properly and earn as his back and leg were injured in the accident.
“I can’t work as my back aches with any body movement,” said Kalim.
While one person, Nurullah Sharif, died in the accident four others including Kalim were injured. The other injured included Abdullah Shaikh, Muslim Shaikh and Munnu Khan live in neighbouring Gonda district of UP.
Today Kalim is married and has a 12-year-old daughter. While, he says, he can’t work his three yonnger brothers Mohammad Haleem, Mohammad Aleem and Mohammad Oleem help him.
“The jail term would not bring back my 13 years,” he added.