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Govt announces Rs 2.5 lakh ex-gratia for Nitin's family

Government on Saturday announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2.5 lakh for the family of Nitin Garg who was killed in an attack in Australia last week.

delhi Updated: Jan 09, 2010 22:05 IST

Government on Saturday announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2.5 lakh for the family of Nitin Garg who was killed in an attack in Australia last week.

The Ministry of External Affairs made the announcement as the body of the 21-year-old was brought home from Australia.

In a statement, the MEA said the government of India had also borne all expenses for the repatriation of the body of the deceased to India, including transportation.

An officer of the Consular, Passport and Visa Division of MEA was at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport this afternoon and assisted in the release of Garg's body, it said.

Earlier, Indian Consulate in Melbourne extended all necessary facilitation for early release of the body of the victim and its repatriation to India, the statement said.