Burial of tribal martyrs today

CCPUR, 23rd May:The district administration of Churachandpur on Tuesday distributed compensation amount of Rs 5 lakh each and appointment orders for government jobs to next to kin of the eight tribals who were killed in agitations against passing of three bills by the state legislative assembly on August 31, 2015. Altogether nine people were killed in the movement but the family of Khaijamang Touthang had claimed the body after receiving similar compensation earlier.

Appointment orders and Rs 2 lakh as compensation were also given to nine seriously injured persons during a function held at YPA hall, HiangtamLamka. In all, 21 verified injured persons were also given Rs 50,000 each. DC Ccpur R Sudhan gave away the cash and appointment letters in the presence of AC to DC Joy Gangte, SDO Ccpur Seiminlen Lenthang and JAC-AATB chief convenor H Mangchinkhup.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that burialof eight tribal martyrs shall be carried as per schedule of JAC-AATB at KhugaDam helipad. According to sources, bodies of the tribal martyrs would be taken out from district hospital morgue at about 9.30 am by leaders of Joint Philanthropic Organisations (JPO) and shall be taken to the public ground after a photo session.

School students will be lined up forming a human chain from the hospital mortuary to the public ground. The coffins will be loaded in trucks arranged for the purpose from the hospital morgue. As per the programme, funeral service shall commence from 11 am and the funeral procession will begin around 1pm led by bikers of Royal Rider's Club from Churachandpur police station till Khuga Dam helipad. Eight trucks have been arranged to carry one each coffin along their respective family members while heading to the burial site.

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