Goutham Reddy offers personal help of Rs 10 lakh to boy who lost parents in mishap

The minister also promised that the government would take care of the boy’s education

Nellore: Moved by the plight of an 11-year-old boy whose parents died in an autorickshaw accident near Sangam recently, AP minister for IT and industries Mekapati Goutham Reddy has extended an immediate help of Rs 10 lakh from his own funds.

The minister also promised that the government would take care of the boy’s education.

Five persons had lost their lives when a speeding truck hit an autorickshaw on the Mumbai Highway near Sangam a few days back. The autorickshaw plunged into the Beeraperu rivulet, killing five persons in the vehicle, who were washed away in the currents.

The parents of the boy Navadeep were also killed in the incident. Goutham Reddy consoled the boy on Wednesday and handed over the financial assistance to him.

The minister asked officials to deposit the amount in the boy’s name in a bank. He told Navadeep that he’s ready to extend any kind of support to him and added that the government would take care of his education.

Goutham Reddy said the government would provide a job for an elder member in the family of Navadeep within the limits of Atmakur constituency, which is represented by the minister.

He has also announced a total assistance of Rs 15 lakh under YSR Bima to the family members of the other deceased belonging to Jyothinagar in Atmakur.

The minister commended the NDRF teams and local fishermen and residents for saving some passengers of the autorickshaw and for their efforts to trace the bodies of those washed away in the rivulet.

Notably, the minister had asked the SP, local RDO, DSP and other officials to launch rescue operations immediately after coming to know of the mishap.

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