Harish Rawat announces compensation for kin of leopard-attack victims

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the family of two sisters who died in an attack by a leopard in Tharali area of Chamoli district here.

PTI| Updated: Jul 03, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the family of two sisters who died in an attack by a leopard in Tharali area of Chamoli district here.

The Chief Minister has expressed condolences on the death of the two sisters - Lakshmi (14) and Kavita (9) - and ordered forest department to release compensation of Rs 1 lakh each, the CM's media adviser Surendra Kumar said.

The compensation money would be given from the Chief Minister Discretionary Fund.

Rawat has also asked the forest department to constitute a team to nab the leopard, he said.

The two sisters were attacked by the leopard on Wednesday night when they had gone out to relieve themselves.