J&K cabinet condoles youth’s death, announces relief

Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir cabinet on Monday condoled the death of the Udhampur truck attack victim and announced ex gratia relief of Rs.5 lakh for his next of kin.

The cabinet met in Srinagar under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and observed a two-minute silence to condole the death of Zahid Rasool Bhat, who succumbed on Sunday to critical burn injuries received in a petrol bomb attack in Udhampur on October 9.

The cabinet also announced a government job for Bhat’s family member.

Ex gratia relief of Rs.2 lakh for the second victim of the Udhampur attack, Showkat Ahmad Dar, admitted in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital, was also announced.

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