Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to kin of students killed in Khammam

The Andhra Pradesh Police has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of two school students who were killed after a sten gun of a constable went off accidentally in Khammam district.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 15:30 PM IST

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Police has
announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of
two school students who were killed after a sten gun of a
constable went off accidentally in Khammam district.

Total compensation of Rs 5 lakh would be given to the
families of two students who died in the incident. Besides a
member of their families would also be provided the job of
home guard, Khammam District Superintendent of Police Kanti
Rana Tata said over phone Friday.

"The DGP office is giving Rs 2 lakh while we are giving
Rs 3 lakh from the welfare fund of District Police
department," Tata said.

The SP further said that compensation will also be given
to the three injured students.

Two students -- Venkat Krishna of class X and Sai Baba of
standard VIII -- were killed and three others injured when the
sten gun (9-mm carbine weapon) ,being demonstrated by
constable M Srinivas during an `Open House` session organised
as part of the `Police Commemoration Week`, went off
accidentally at Velairpadu village on Wednesday.

In the wake of the tragic incident, Andhra Pradesh DGP K
Aravinda Rao had said that `Open House` programmes would be
reviewed by the department.

Khammam District Collector N Nageshwar Rao, who ordered a
magisterial inquiry into the Velairpadu incident, had earlier
announced Rs 25,000 each for the family of the deceased
students and Rs 5,000 each for those injured.

PTI