CM announces Rs 2L compensation for sunstroke victims family

first_imgBALURGHAT: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the victim’s family after a 52-year-old man collapsed on Friday while standing in a queue at Balurghat block development office for enlisting his name for ration card, passing away before he could be shifted to a hospital.The deceased Mantu Sarkar was a resident of Jalghar’s Palashdanga located in the outskirts of Balurghat. He had suffered a sunstroke, which was confirmed after an autopsy conducted at Balurghat Hospital. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to an official source, a high level team of officials of Balurghat block development office have already visited the victim’s family to inform them about the announcement of compensation by the Chief Minister. “A team from the block office went to Sarkar’s family in Palashdanga. Apart from the information of compensation announced by the Chief Minister, we have handed over some food-grains, clothes and tarpaulin-sheets to the family. They are very poor,” said an official. Sarkar is survived by his wife Majida Bibi and two sons.last_img read more