GUWAHATI, May 14 � So far, next-of-kin of 20 of those killed in BTAD violence in Baksa have received ex gratia amount of Rs 3 lakh each from the State government and another nine are likely to be handed over the cheque of the like amount soon.
The ex gratia has been announced by both the State and the Central governments to the victims of the BTAD violence. The BTAD violence has claimed 46 lives so far and another two are still missing.
Rescue teams of National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force are on the job to trace those missing.
Meanwhile, those orphaned by the recent violence are undergoing individual trauma counseling under the Social Welfare Department.
�So far, of the six orphaned by violence, an 8-year-old boy has agreed to get enrolled in the the Hojai-based orphanage where everything, including his health and education, will be taken care of,� official sources said. Those orphaned include two girls.
Confidence building measures are being taken and meeting with peace committees involving people from all communities are being organized.
�People are making the way back to their villages in batches and adequate security measures have been put in place. We are expecting that by May 17 or 18 the relief camps could be completely vacated,� sources added.