Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel Tuesday (April 11) announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of Bhuneshwar Sahu, 23, killed in a communal clashin the Biranpur village in the Bemetara district Saturday (April 8).
Baghel also announced a government job to a family member of Sahu.
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Taking to social media, Baghel wrote in Hindi, “Biranpur incident is very unfortunate. The pain of the family of Bhuneshwar Sahu in this incident is a common pain of all of us. In the absence of Bhuneshwar, the protection of his family is the shared responsibility of all of us. Today, after meeting with the office-bearers of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Sahu Sangh, we have decided that a family member of Bhuneshwar will be given a government job and Rs 10 lakh,” The chief minister said he had ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident and sought a report within a week’s time.
Baghel also appealed to people to maintain communal harmony. “The maternal grandfather of Lord Ram, the home of mother Kaushalya, our Chhattisgarh state has been a stronghold of peace and harmony. We all have to maintain peace and harmony while fighting anti-social forces. It is the responsibility of every citizen. No one is above the law.”Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
The killing led to right-wing groups calling for a bandh in Chhattisgarh on Monday (April 10). Shops and other institutions in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur remained closed Monday in the statewide shutdown called by the right-wing groups such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal, with unofficial support from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers. The public transport system also came to a halt.