Mishap at Thapar University Chowk: Kin of victims get cheques

Patiala, April 18

Member of Parliament Preneet Kaur today handed over cheques of ex-gratia grant worth Rs 18 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to the families of the victims who were killed and injured in an accident that took place on March 29 at Thapar University Chowk here. The victims were expressing solidarity by protesting against the Centre’s anti-farm laws.

Reiterating the firm commitment of Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government, the MP said the Punjab Government would always stand with the families of the protesting farmers who had lost their lives on the borders of Delhi by extending them all possible help.

She shared her condolences with the families of the three victims who had lost their lives in the accident and also handed over cheques for Rs5 lakh each to the families of 66-year-old Inderjit Singh, a resident of Ranjit Nagar here; 16-year-old Paramvir Singh, a resident of Inderpura; and two-year-old Yash, a resident of Ekta Nagar. She also gave a cheques for Rs 1 lakh each to Gurpreet Singh of Ranjit Nagar, Rahul of Bharat Nagar and Renu Bala of Ekta Nagar who were injured in the accident. — TNS

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