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K'taka Govt. announces Rs. 25 lakh ex gratia for Nagrota braveheart

Updated: Dec 01, 2016 17:41 IST

Bengaluru [India], Dec. 1 (ANI): The Karnataka Government on Thursday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 25 lakh to the relatives of Major Akshay Girish Kumar, who was killed in the Nagrota terror attack.

"His father and grandfather also served in the Army. At only 31, he was a Major. The government decides to sanction Rs. 25 lakhs for his family," Karnataka Law Minister T.B. Jayachandra told the media.

Earlier in the day, the last rites of Major Kumar was performed at his hometown here with full military honours.

Major Kumar, a soldier with the 51 Engineer Regiment of the Bengal Sappers, died during the operation on Tuesday to neutralise the terrorists.

He is survived by his daughter and wife.

A group of heavily-armed terrorists in police uniform stormed an army unit in Nagrota, about three kilometers from the Corps headquarters on the outskirts of Jammu city on Tuesday morning.

Seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed in this attack before three terrorists were killed. (ANI)