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Rs 5 lakh govt aid for kin of Kuwait fire tragedy victim

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah approved the compensation based on a petition by Karnataka NRI Forum deputy chairperson Dr Arathi Krishna.
Last Updated : 18 June 2024, 23:30 IST

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Bengaluru: The state government on Tuesday announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the family of Vijay Kumar Prasanna who was killed in a fire tragedy in Kuwait.

Prasanna hailed from Sarasamba village in Aland taluk in Kalaburagi district. His family will receive Rs 5 lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF). He was working in Kuwait as a vehicle driver for eight years.

According to a press release from the government, he has eight dependents, including siblings. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah approved the compensation based on a petition by Karnataka NRI Forum deputy chairperson Dr Arathi Krishna.  

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Published 18 June 2024, 23:30 IST

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