Pulwama terror attack: Kerala CM announces ₹25 lakh for slain CRPF soldier’s family

By Xappie Desk, February 19, 2019 21:02 IST

Pulwama terror attack: Kerala CM announces ₹25 lakh for slain CRPF soldier’s family

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced an ex gratia payment of ₹25 lakh to the family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer V. V. Vasantha Kumar who was killed in a suicide bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy that claimed the lives of 40 combatants at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.
 
Mr Vijayan told journalists that the Government would build a house for the family at Wayanad, the home district of the slain soldier, and sponsor the education of his children.
 
The Government would also provide permanent employment to Vasantha Kumar's wife in the Kerala Veterinary University where she was employed temporarily. The CM said of the ₹25 lakhs, the State would give Rs 15 lakhs to Vasanta Kumar's wife, and the rest would go to his mother.


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