Jammu: Lieutenant Governor J&K, Manoj Sinha on Saturday expressed condolences to the bereaved families, a day after two civilians were killed outside an army camp in Rajouri district of Jammu division, terming the incident extremely unfortunate.
While announcing a compensation of five million rupees to each affected family, the LG said that the price of life cannot be measured in money.
“What happened in Rajouri is very unfortunate. Condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. The cost of life cannot be measured in money, but I am announcing a relief of Rs five lakh to each affected family,” LG office, J&K tweeted.
On December 16, two civilians were killed and one injured in a firing outside an army barracks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, sparking mass protests and demands for a fair investigation.
The military said on Twitter that “unidentified terrorists” had opened fire on the camp, while eyewitnesses said a guard at the entrance was killed when he approached and opened fire on local residents.
However, a senior army officer later called the incident “very unfortunate” and said action would be taken against those involved.
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“An FIR has been registered regarding the early morning incident. We will ensure a professional and fair examination. After the fire, the police were the first to reach the spot and shifted the injured to the hospital,” Inspector General of Police (DIG) Haseb Mugal said on 16 December 2022.
Kamal Kumar and Surindar Kumar, in their 30s, residents of Rajouri, were killed, while Anil Kumar, from Uttarakhand, was injured, police said.