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Khairlangi victim gets a Govt job

The lone of survivor of Bhotmange family of Khairlangi finally gets a job at the state run Hostel in Bhandara, reports Pradip Kumar Maitra.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2006 17:03 IST

Bhaiyyalal Bhotmanage, the lone of survivor of Bhotmange family of Khairlangi, has finally got a job at the state run Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hostel in Bhandara.

Four members of Bhotmange family, Surekha, wife of Bhaiyyalal, his young daughter, Priyanka, sons, Roshan and Sudhir, were mercilessly butchered by a group of upper-caste villagers at Khairlangi on September 29 over an alleged land dispute.

The Maharashtra government has handed over the investigation in the case to CBI after it found lapses in the probe by the local police. Parts of the state witnessed large-scale protests in the aftermath of the tragic incident.

Bhaiyyalal, who had refused to go back to the village, was given a three-acre of land at Warthi in the district. Moreover, he was given an assurance to provide a house in his choice in the district. The state government had already announced to give him a compensation of Rs 12.5-lakh. Of them, Rs 8.5-lakh was already handed over to him by the district administration.

Bhaiyyalal, who sought a two months' period to join the office, went to the government Hostel on Monday and joined there, according to reports reaching Nagpur on Tuesday. Initially, he was given an offer of a job of watchman, which he rejected. Later, the government issued a fresh order.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Indramalo Jain, the district collector of Bhandara, expressed her happiness over the development. "Bhotmange will also get a house at his choice soon," she further added.

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First Published: Dec 19, 2006 17:03 IST