Kerala sanctions Rs 25 lakh for Siachen soldier’s family; job for wife

  • IANS, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2016 08:44 IST
Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad who is critical and on a ventilator at the Army’s Research & Referral Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

The Kerala government on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for the family of Lance Naik Sudheesh, who hailed from Kollam and who was one of the nine soldiers who died in an avalanche on Siachen glacier.

Addressing reporters on Wednesday evening after a cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the victim’s wife would also be given a state government job.

Ten soldiers were buried under an avalanche on Siachen glacier on February 3, at an altitude of around 19,500 feet. Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad was found alive on Monday. The bodies of the nine others were also found.

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