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Job for poll official's wife, compensation for 14 victims' kin

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The government would offer a job to the wife of a and pay a compensation sum of Rs 5 to his family, a said here today.

The state would also give Rs 2 each to the families of the 14 people, who lost their lives in the course of panchayat elections, he said.

"The government has decided to compensate the family of presiding with Rs 5 and his wife with a job at a state-run office. Each of the family members of the 14 people, who died in poll violence, will get Rs 2 lakh," the said.

Roy (42), who was a at Rahatpur High Madrasa, had been deployed as presiding at an election booth in Itahar area of Raiganj subdivision, district.

He went missing during election duty and his body was found a day later on the railway tracks near Sonadangi area of the district.

Roy's wife had lodged a complaint with the police alleging that her husband was "kidnapped from the polling booth" at

The panchayat elections were held in the state on May 14 and its results were declared three days later.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:30 IST
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