Haryana announces Rs.20 lakh and government job for slain BSF soldier

Kheri,Rohtak (Haryana)[India] Nov. 22 : The Manohar Lal Khattar government on Tuesday announced Rs. 20 lakh and a job for the next of the kin of head constable Rai Singh Indora, 39, who died after being hit by a mortar shell from across the border in Kashmir's Rajouri sector.

The announcement was made by Transport Minister Krishan Lal Pawar after Rai Singh was cremated with full state honors in village here.

"The Haryana government has decided to give Rs. 20 lakh and a job to the next of kin of Rai Singh ji," Panwar told ANI. "One park in Kheri-Sampla will also be named after martyr Rai Singh and a statue of him would be installed at the place of his cremation," he added.

When asked as to whom the government would award the job, Panwar said "The eldest son of Rai Singh is 16-year-old and he can get it once he attains 18".

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also attended the cremation and paid tributes to the martyr.

"Not only Rohtak or Haryana but entire nation is proud of the martyrdom of Rai Singh. On behalf of the entire Congress party I pay respect to the martyr," he said. Rai Singh is survived by his wife, Sunita, and three sons - Hitesh, Paras and Karamvir. "Through his busy schedule, my father would find time to talk to us. He called daily, to enquire about our well being" Hitesh, 16, the oldest of the three said. Rai Singh's elder brother, Ramesh, who retired from the BSF in April, said the government should take care of the family of his brother.

"The government should look at the plight of his kids. They have lost their father and their future must be resurrected by the government," he said..

Source: ANI