Govt. announces Rs 10 lakh relief for Deepak Rao's kin

Govt. announces Rs 10 lakh relief for Deepak Rao's kin

The government has already sanctioned Rs five lakh to the kin of the Hindu activist Deepak Rao murdered in Mangaluru on Wednesday. Further, the government has released another Rs five lakh to be paid to them from the Chief Minister's special relief fund.

"So please maintain peace in the city," appealed Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil.  

At that moment, activist leader Satyjit Surathkal spoke and demanded that the government must release a relief amount of Rs 25 lakh to Deepak's kin; failing which the activists will stage a dharna in front of the DC's office.

The protesters there, adamantly demanded Rs 25 lakh and no less an amount.  

Gopal of the Vishwa Hindu Parishat (VHP) spoke and said that the fight was not for the money.  

He tried to placate those who disagreed to the government's sanction of Rs 10 lakh saying, that the DC should be allowed to try and obtain a higher relief amount for Deepak's kin and the matter should be put to rest then and there.  

The VHP leader said that the DC's word should respected and the last rites should begin.

State VHP president Jagadish Shenava assumed responsibility for  Deepak's funeral arrangements.  Soonafter, the body was taken out of the ambulance and prepared for last rites.  

When reports from Deepak's family last came in, a procession of the body in Mangaluru city is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.  The procession will begin at Ganesh Katte and end at the Hindu crematorium.

It is confirmed that the city police have granted permission for this procession.  

The last rites will be performed according to the Kshatriya custom.  

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