Updated: December 10, 2016 10:00:02 pm
A day after head constable Ramashankar Yadav was killed in Bhopal during a prison-break in Bhopal’s Central Jail, the Madhya Pradesh government granted Rs 5 lakh compensation specially for his daughter’s wedding. But Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday went a step ahead than the usual norms of monetary compensations and gave Yadav’s daughter something she would remember for the rest of her life: An appointment letter for a Group 3 government job.
After attending the wedding, Chouhan tweeted out his heart-felt wishes to the newly-weds. Calling Sonia “daughter of the state”, the chief minister said, “Even though I can’t take the place of a father in Sonia’s life, but by hosting the wedding I have fulfilled the duties of a father.” He further added that a job in the state secratariat will ensure a secure, happy future for Yadav’s daughter.
मैं बेटी सोनिया के पिता की जगह तो नहीं ले सकता परंतु शादी में बारातियों का स्वागत करके एक पिता का फ़र्ज़ मैंने ज़रूर निभाया। pic.twitter.com/IHpDVUhD83
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) December 9, 2016
Before attending the ceremony, the chief minister also went around the venue, taking stock of the wedding preparations. Yadav, 57, was killed during a scuffle with the eight SIMI activists tried to escape from the Central Jail on November 1 this year. Yadav was survived by a wife and three children, a daughter and two sons who serve in the Army.
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The state Home Minister Bhupendra Singh had promised that the government would bestow “martyr status” on the slain policeman. The state government also announced monetary compensation for Yadav’s family of Rs 15 lakh, including Rs 5 lakh for Sonia’s marriage.
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