MP jawan killed by Naxals cremated with state honours
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Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010, 00:23
  
Balaghat: The mortal remains of slain Madhya Pradesh policeman Harish Rahangdale were today consigned to flames with full state honours at his ancestral village Poprijhari in this district.

Rahangdale, a jawan with elite Hawk Force, was killed yesterday in a Naxal ambush near Sitapala.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was present on the occasion. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs 11 lakh to the kin of Rahangdale and offered a government job to a member of his family.

The Chief Minister also announced that his widow will get a pension equal to his salary for the rest of her life.

He said if the Gram Panchayat concerned decides to erect a memorial in memory of Rahangdale in the village, the government will provide financial assistance for it.

Besides Chouhan, Balaghat district in-charge Minister Nanabhai Mahod, Public Health Engineering Minister, Gaurishankar Bisen, MP K D Deshmukh and Director General of Police S K Rout were among those present on the occasion.

PTI


First Published: Friday, September 24, 2010, 00:23


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