Nitish announces Rs 11 lakh ex-gratia for BSF jawan’s family

The chief minister also offered condolences over the death of the soldier. He said the country will always remember his martyrdom and the entire state is with the jawan's family in this hour of grief.

By: PTI | Patna | Published:November 10, 2016 4:40 pm
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday announced Rs 11 lakh ex-gratia to the family of BSF jawan Vikas Kumar Mishra who was killed in Pakistani shelling at the border in Jammu and Kashmir. Kumar also ordered that the soldier’s last rites be held with state honours, an official statement said.

Mishra was a native of Raiyam village under Jhanjharpur sub-division of Madhubani district of Bihar.

The chief minister also offered condolences over the death of the soldier. He said the country will always remember his martyrdom and the entire state is with the jawan’s family in this hour of grief.

The last rites of the martyred BSF jawan would be held at his native village Raiyam in Madhubani district.