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Maoist-attack victim's widow given compensation




 The widow of a civilian, killed by Maoists, was today paid compensation of Rs 2 lakh by the police in Odisha's Kalahandi district.
Jayanta Kumar Majhi, an ex-sarpanch of Trilochanpur Gram Panchayat under Lanjigath Block of Kalahandi was brutally murdered by Naxals on November 2, 2016 after being kidnapped under the suspicion of being a police informer. While the State government had  sanctioned Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia for the victim's family, the central government also sanctioned Rs 5 lakh, SP Kalahandi Brijesh Rai said. Rai today handed over cheque worth Rs 2 lakh to Damburani Majhi, the wife of the victim in the SP office. The SP assured rest of the amount will be paid soon. The victim had three minor children and their future will be taken care of, the SP said.







Editorial

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From asking his party men to ‘live a simple life and serve the people’ to taunting the BJP for its ‘crocodile tears’, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has not only become politically invincible, he seems to be so in the coming years too.

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