Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday promised a job to one of the dependents of martyr Kishan Kumar Dubey in State Government, in case they are denied a job by the BSF. Das on Sunday paid tribute to the martyr at Jamshedpur who lost his life during the cross-border firing in Jammu & Kashmir. Das, expressing his condolences to the family members of the martyr, also announced an ex-gratia of Rs2 lakh to the family members.“We have announced a compensation of Rs2 lakh to the bereaved family. If the BSF provides a job, then it is ok.
Otherwise the State Government will give a permanent job to any of the able members in Dubey family,” said the Chief Minister, while talking to newsmen soon after he came out of the victim’s house on Sunday morning. The 24-year-old constable of 119 BSF battalion, Kishan was shot dead in a cross-border firing by Pakistani Army at Baramula sector in North Kashmir on Thursday evening. He had been shot in his right eye as he was on guard on his post.The CM, along with Food and Civil Supply Minister Saryu Roy, visited Kishan's house and met his parents and family members to console them. Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahto, on the other hand gave a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to the victim's family.A team of the East Singhbhum district administration also paid state honour to the martyr at the latter’s house in Kitadih. Senior SP Anoop T Mathew and and City SP Chandan Jha also paid floral tribute to the jawan's body.
The residents of Steel City also thronged to bid the braveheart BSF jawan a tearful adieu on Sunday. Emotions soar during the final journey that was taken out from his residence in Bhaghera. Last rites were performed with full military honour at Parvati Burning Ghat along Kharkai River in Bistupur this afternoon. People in large numbers participated in his last journey.The people raised slogans of ‘Kishan Kumar amar rahe’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’. Commanding officer Col Saurabh Sharma from the local Army unit placed a wreath on the pyre of the departed jawan just before the last rites.Senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew who had arrived at the ghat along with senior police officials also accorded the slain jawan floral tribute. Kishan hailed from Trimurty Chowk area in Kitadih under Bhagbera police station area of the city.