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Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Madhya Pradesh government offers job to wife of martyr

Bhopal Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has offered a government job to the wife of martyr Rahul Pratap Singh who was killed in the Naxal attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh on last Saturday.

Besides offering a job to his wife, the state government also provided an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh and a house to the bereaved family yesterday, official sources said.

Minister of State for Forest Jai Singh Marawi handed over the cheque of Rs 10 lakh as ex-gratia, offered a government job to his wife and a house to the martyred sepoy's family on behalf of the Chief Minister.

The last rites of the martyr were performed with full state honours at his ancestral village Kulhadia Ghat in Anuppur district of the state.

He was posted in Jagdalpur district police force and at the time of the attack was part of a convoy that passed from Darbha Ghati where the attack took place.

24 people, including Chhattisgarh's Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, his son Dinesh, Congress leader Mahendra Karma were killed. Former Union Minister Vidya Charan Shukla was among those injured in Saturday's Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

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