TN govt to give cash relief to slain CRPF jawan’s family



Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government Thursday announced a cash relief of Rs five lakh to the family of a CRPF jawan, who was killed in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa condoled the death of Perumal, who hails from Thummanayakkanpatti in Madurai district.

In a statement here, she expressed grief over the yesterday's incident and sympathised with the family members of the martyred soldier.

"I have directed that all government assistance be rendered in bringing back the body of Perumal," the Chief Minister said, adding, she had deputed Sellur K Raju, Minister for Cooperation, to console the family in person.

She also instructed the Madurai District Collector to pay last respects to the deceased.

Five CRPF jawans were killed after militants carried out a suicide attack on their post in the valley yesterday.

PTI