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Indian's firm announces relief

Almoayed Company gave a Rs 20 lakh compensation and too responsibility for the education of his three kids.

india Updated: May 02, 2006 10:14 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Bahrain-based employer of Indian engineer K Suryanarayan, who was killed by Taliban two days after his abduction in Afghanistan, on Sunday announced compensation of Rs 20 lakh to his family and undertook to take care of the complete education of his three children.

Hailing the contribution of "martyr" Suryanarayan, Almoayed Company said its head office in Bahrain and all its international offices will remain closed on Tuesday while its India office will be shut for three days from today as a mark of respect to the departed soul.

"To the departed soul, we can only say that he has not left his family behind. We shall ensure the best of education for his children in order to ensure that one day they become what their father was -- a man of immense dedication, zeal and commitments towards his belief," it said in a statement.

The company said it will pay immediate compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the family of Suryanarayan who has left behind his wife and three children -- two daughters and one son.

"At this moment of grief, we are dumbstruck at the inhumanity and cruelty faced by our colleague and declare him a martyr who has given up his life in his belief of the right to a better life for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan," Almoayed said.

Strongly condemning the "heinous" and "inhuman" act, it said the company shall not let the "sacrifice" of Suryanarayana go in vain.

The company, engaged in a mobile telephone project, also asserted that it will not stop work in Afghanistan. "As we grieve, our resolve to continue working towards the betterment of the people and children in Afghanistan remains solid and steadfast and is further strengthened," it said.

First Published: Apr 30, 2006 19:25 IST