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Rajasthan Govt Announces Rs 50 lakh Compensation, jobs for kin of J-K terror Attack victims

Jaipur, Jun 11: The Rajasthan government has announced Rs 50 lakh compensation for each of the two families from the state who lost members in the Sunday terror attack in J-K’s Reasi. Along with the financial aid, the government will also provide two contractual jobs to dependents and allocate dairy booths to the affected families, officials said on Tuesday.

This decision followed negotiations with locals who were protesting outside the Chomu police station. The demonstrators demanded government jobs and greater compensation for the families of the victims. The bodies of the four people, including a two-year-old boy, who were killed in the terror attack, were brought back to Rajasthan by train on Tuesday and taken to Harmada and Chomu by their relatives, police reported.

The victims, Rajendra Saini (42), a cloth merchant, his wife Mamta (40), their relative Pooja Saini (30), and her two-year-old son Titu, were among nine killed after terrorists opened fire at their bus, causing it to plunge into a gorge. Rajendra and Mamta are survived by their two sons and a daughter, with Rajendra being the sole earning member of the family.

Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma expressed his government’s commitment to supporting the affected families. He described the attack as “extremely sad” and assured that the state government would provide Rs 50 lakh to each family and support them during this difficult time. Sharma emphasized that the state government stands with the families of the deceased and will provide every possible support.

In Chomu, where the bodies arrived on Tuesday, district administration and police officials worked to pacify the protesters. The demonstrators were initially demanding Rs 1 crore compensation and a government job for each victim’s family. After discussions, an agreement was reached to provide Rs 50 lakh compensation, two contractual jobs, and dairy booth allocations, which led to the end of the protest.

Chomu SDM Dilip Singh confirmed that the agreement had been reached and that the bodies were handed over for the last rites. The state government’s swift response and the concessions granted helped to defuse the tense situation and bring some solace to the grieving families.

Pooja Saini’s husband, Pavan (32), was injured in the incident. This tragedy has deeply affected the local communities, prompting strong reactions and demands for substantial support from the government.

While Rajendra and Mamta were residents of Chomu town in Jaipur district, Pooja lived in Ajmera ki Dhani in the Harmada area on Chomu Road. The government’s commitment to providing financial aid and jobs aims to help the families rebuild their lives after this devastating loss.

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