LG expresses grief, announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia
Jammu: Two pilgrims were killed and another was injured when they were hit by shooting stones after returning from Shiv Khori cave shrine in the Reasi district, on Monday.
Official sources said that three pilgrims were returning after paying obeisance at the cave shrine when they were hit by shooting stones. Two of them identified as Sarwan Sahani, 45, son of Ram Singhar Sahani of Belghat Kajni in Gorakhpur U. and Nirmal Singh (17), a student, son of Ranjeet Singh of Khawas Rajouri died on the spot while third one Sahib Sahani (32), brother of Sarwan Sahani (one among the deceased) was injured and shifted to hospital for treatment.
Station House Officer (SHO) concerned confirmed the death of the two pilgrims and injuries to another. He said a case has been registered.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the Next of Kin of those who lost their lives in the tragic shooting stones incident at Shiv Khori in Reasi.
The injured would be given Rs 50,000 each and the Government will bear the cost of their treatment.
The Lt Governor expressed grief over the loss of lives during the unfortunate incident and directed the District Administration to provide all necessary assistance to the bereaved families and ensure the best possible treatment to the injured.
“Deeply anguished by the loss of precious lives in a tragic incident at Shiv Khori. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones. I pray for the early recovery of the injured”, said the Lt Governor. (GNS)