SIT constituted to enquire into Petlawad incident

State govt stands by affected persons in hour of grief

CM Mr. Chouhan visits villages to console kin of deceased

lead15.9Bhopal, September 13, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):    On consecutive second day, Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited houses belonging to deceased in the incident of Petlawad in Jhabua district and consoled their kin today. Expressing profound grief over the incident, the Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed souls. He said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to enquire into the Petlawad incident. The Chief Minister said that efforts are on to catch the accused. Rs. one lakh will be given for tip-off about the accused. The Chief Minister started his visits from village Khoria in Petlawad tahasil followed by all 17 villages including Naharpur, Kodli, Jhausar, Raipuria, Barwet where the deceased belonged. He consoled the bereaved families.

The Chief Minister said that family members of the deceased should not feel lonely since the state government stands by them in this hour of grief. Loss of life is irreparable, but it is our endeavour to ensure that affected families are brought to the mainstream. The state government will provide them every possible assistance. The Chief Minister directed district administration to ensure smooth arrangements for education of children of the deceased. He said that jobs/self-employment should be provided to kin of the deceased as per their eligibility.

The Chief Minister also directed to construct houses for kin of the deceased. He also directed to give pension, facility of BPL ration card etc to kin of the deceased as per requirement. The Chief Minister was accompanied by in-charge of district and Labour Minister Mr. Antar Singh Arya, MLAs Miss Nirmala Bhuria, Mr. Kalsingh Bhabar, Mr. Shantilal Bilwal, Mr. Nagar Singh Chouhan, Mr. Madho Singh Dabar, Mr. Velsingh Bhuria, Mr. Chetanya Kashyap and senior officers.