Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lakh to family of soldier killed in Kashmir

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017,9:48 IST By joji A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | The Kerala government today decided to extend financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the mother of army jawan M J Sreejith who was among three soldiers killed in a militant attack in Kashmir last month.

The state cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, also decided to provide a government job to Sreeja, the sister of the slain soldier.

Three soldiers and a woman were killed and five army personnel injured as militants ambushed an army convoy in Sopian district in Kashmir on February 23.