JORABAT, Aug 28 - The Kamrup Metro district administration today paid ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of a woman and her two-and-a-half-year-old son, who died in a rain-induced landslide at Hastinapur on August 23. Rakhi Subedi and her minor son Ayush Subedi were killed in the landslide.
Atul Bora, MLA of Dispur constituency along with Sonapur Circle Officer, Jenifer Yasmin Choudhury handed over two cheques of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased.
MLA Bora had earlier visited the accident sites in an around Jorabat, accompanied by the Sonapur Circle Officer and other government officials and had taken stock of the situation.
Some small shop owners who were present at the programme, also demanded compensation from the government through the MLA as they too had suffered losses as their saleable items were washed away in the recent flood. According to sources, a number of people have become homeless as their houses were washed away in the devastating flood that occurred on the night of August 23.
The people of Sonapur revenue circle thanked the administration for acting swiftly in releasing compensation to the next of kin of the deceased.