Delhi Govt provides 1 Cr of ex-gratia to family of IAF martyr

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New Delhi, Oct 8 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal presented an ex-gratia cheque of Rs 1 crore to the family of deceased Rajesh Kumar, an Indian Air Force personnel who died on duty in June, 2019 during an aircraft crash in Arunachal Pradesh.

13 personnel had lost lives in that unfortunate incident.

Apart from the monetary compensation, the Delhi Government has enrolled one sister of Kumar into Civil Defence and will extend the same provision to the other sister as well.

“Two years ago Shri Rajesh Kumar was posted in Arunachal Pradesh and sacrificed his life in the line of duty while serving the nation. We are extending a Samman Rashi to the family of Rs 1 crore to help them. Even though this society can in no manner compensate for their loss, we hope this small gesture of help from our side will bring them strength in this situation. We will always stand by them and support them. We have helped one of his sisters get employment in Civil Defence and the other will also be provided with a job opportunity. We will do whatever we can to help and stand by the family,” Kejriwal said.

Kumar sacrificed his life while he was on a sortie and his plane, unfortunately met with a fatal crash.

The 29-year-old is survived by his wife, son and parents. Kumar was appointed in a Non-Combatant Employment as a cook in the Indian Air Force. At the time of his untimely death on June 3 2019, he was posted in Jorhat in Assam. Kumar was on an Operational Training Sortie (Air Maintenance) to LG40 Menchuka in Arunachal Pradesh where the Aircraft crashed into the high terrain valleys.


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