State govt announces financial support, job to next of IS victims from Nadia; family members bereaved
Kolkata: The state government has announced financial support and a job to the next to the kin of the two persons from Nadia who were killed by the IS in Iraq.
Mortal remains of the two out of 39 people from India, who fell victim to the gruesome killing by the IS in Iraq, were brought to their villages in Nadia on Tuesday. Khokan Sikdar was a resident of Tehatta Chitka village in Nadia, while the other victim, Samar Thikadar, was a resident of Chapra Mahakhola area in the same district. The hopes of their family members came to an end with the announcement of External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on March 20, that the two were also among the group of 39 who were killed by the IS in Iraq.
The family members of the victims broke into tears when the mortal remains of Sikdar and Thikadar reached their villages.
The state government has decided to give a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to each of the two families and job will also be given to one member each of the families. The step has been taken to extend as much help as possible to the family members of the victims.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had tweeted: "Deeply saddened and shocked with the very sad news from #Mosul. Words are not enough to console the 39 grieving families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them".
It may be mentioned that the Bengal government has always stood by the side of the family members of people who were killed when they had gone out to work in other states.
The state government had given financial support to the family members of a 22-year-old youth, who was killed in Gujarat in January and at the same time, has also given a financial support of Rs 3 lakh to family members of Mohammad Afrazul, who was killed in Rajasthan.