Aid for family of Manipuri girl
August 19, 2005
The Maharashtra government will give Rs 1 lakh to the family of Leisha Choan, the Manipuri girl who was killed at the Gateway of India in Mumbai on August 13.
The amount will be sent to the Manipur government to be paid to Leisha’s family, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh told a delegation, led by Manipur Education Minister Francis Gajopa, who met him yesterday.
Deshmukh said that the state government will also bear the medical expenses of Ngakuimi Relang, who was injured in the attack. He also expressed his wish to meet her soon. Relang may be discharged on Saturday from Bombay Hospital.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, the chief minister appealed to Manipuri students residing in Mumbai not to panic on account of the incident. ‘‘I assure Manipuri students of all necessary assistance whenever they need it,’’ he said, and that they could contact him for their problems.
Deshmukh also said that he had talked to the chief minister of Manipur about the matter.
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