Modi announces relief for Assam ethnic violence victims

New Delhi: Expressing grief over the killings in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakh each to families of the dead and Rs.50,000 to the seriously injured.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 24, 2014, 15:02 PM IST

New Delhi: Expressing grief over the killings in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakh each to families of the dead and Rs.50,000 to the seriously injured.

"Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives in the militant attacks on tribals in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts," a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

Modi has sanctioned ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 to seriously injured from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF), it added.

The PMO announced that Rs.86 lakh will be released to the Assam government from PMNRF.

On Tuesday, more than 40 villagers were killed by Bodo militants.