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Rajouri deaths ‘unfortunate’: LG announces Rs 5 lakh relief to deceased’s kins

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Jammu: Lt Governor J&K, Manoj Sinha on Saturday, a day after two civilians were killed outside an Army camp in Rajouri district of Jammu division, termed the incident very unfortunate, and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families.

While announcing an ex-gratia relief of Rs five lakh for each affected family, the LG said that the price of a life cannot be set in monetary terms.

“The incident in Rajouri is very unfortunate. Condolences to the bereaved families. The price of a life cannot be set in monetary terms but still I announce an ex-gratia relief of Rs five lakh for each affected family,” Office of the LG, J&K wrote on its social media Tweeter handle.

On December 16, two civilians were killed and another was injured in firing outside an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, leading to massive protests and demands for a fair probe.

While the army said in a tweet that some “unidentified terrorists” had started firing at the camp, eyewitnesses claimed a sentry posted at the gate opened fire at approaching locals, resulting in the casualties.

However, a senior army officer later termed the incident “very unfortunate” and assured action against those involved in it.

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“FIR has been registered with regard to the early morning incident. We assure a fair probe in a professional manner. Police were the first to reach the scene after the firing and they shifted the injured to a hospital,” Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Haseeb Mughal informed on Dec 16, 2022.

Rajouri residents Kamal Kumar and Surindar Kumar, both in their late 30s, were killed and Anil Kumar from Uttarakhand was injured, police said.


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