Telangana home minister N Narsimha Reddy on Sunday announced a cash award of Rs 10,000 and an award certificate to locals to help trace bodies of the missing engineering students from Hyderabad who were washed away in Beas river last week.
Rescue agencies too continued their operations, using a high-tech echo-sounder device to scan the Beas riverbed for bodies on Sunday.
However, the efforts failed to bore fruits. Reddy said that he would be returning to Hyderabad but declared that “the search operation will also continue until the last body is recovered.
He said the Telangana government had announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and missing students.
The VNR Vignana Jyothi College management has also announced that it will return the two-year fee of the deceased students and would also bear education loans, if any, taken by the them in addition to reserving one seat for the wards of affected families.