Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Prime Minister announces ex gratia relief of Rs. 1 lakh to the next of the kin of E-rickshaw driver beaten to death for espousing the social cause of Swachha Bharat

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who is on a visit abroad has sanctioned Rs. one lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to the next of kin of the E-rickshaw driver Ravindra Kumar who was beaten to death for stopping two people from urinating in the public in New Delhi. The Prime Minister condemned the incident and directed the authorities to bring to book and punish the culprits for committing such inhuman act.

Earlier in the day Urban Development and Information & Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu visited the family of the e-rickshaw driver at GTB Nagar in New Delhi. He also handed over a cheque of Rs. 50,000 from his salary to the family terming the act as condemnable. Shri Naidu said that the culprits must be punished.

Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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