Maoist-attack victim’s widow gets compensation

Bhawanipatna: The widow of a civilian, killed by Maoists, was today paid compensation of Rs 2 lakh by the police in Kalahandi district.

Jayanta Kumar Majhi, an ex-sarpanch of Trilochanpur Gram Panchayat under Lanjigath Block of Kalahandi was brutally murdered by Naxals on November 2, 2016 after being kidnapped under the suspicion of being a police informer.

While the state government had sanctioned Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia for the victim’s family, the central govenrment also sanctioned Rs 5 lakh, SP Kalahandi Brijesh Rai said.

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Rai today handed over cheque worth Rs 2 lakh to Damburani Majhi, the wife of the victim in the SP office.

The SP assured rest of the amount will be paid soon.

The victim had three minor children and their future will be taken care of, the SP said.