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LDF government forgets promise to fallen soldier’s family

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 29, 2017, 1:31 am IST
Updated Aug 29, 2017, 1:31 am IST
Lance Naik B. Sudheesh’s wife was promised a government job.
Lance Naik B. Sudheesh
 Lance Naik B. Sudheesh

KOLLAM: The relatives of Lance Naik B. Sudheesh from Kollam, who lost his life in Kashmir in February 2016, have alleged that the state government has failed to keep its promise of giving a job to Sudheesh's wife Salu Mol. Sudheesh, 29, of Kochumulachanthara Veedu, Willimangalam West, Manroe Thuruthu,  was one among nine soldiers who got trapped in an avalanche at Siachen, the world's highest battlefield. The family said that the authorities concerned had failed to render justice to them.  

“We have knocked on all the doors to get a job for Sudheesh’s wife as promised by the government.  We were told that  the job order had  reached  the district level, but we are yet to receive any intimation,” said  Sudheesh’s father J. Brahmaputran. The Kerala government had given  them Rs. 25 lakh as compensation. Though the Jammu and Kashmir government had promised an equal amount, it is yet to be sanctioned.   The family has demanded a  job for Sudheesh’s wife in the district itself so that she can  take care of her  little daughter.

 

Sudheesh was  a soldier with the Madras 19 regiment when the accident took place. The soldiers were reportedly buried in an avalanche  about 19,000 feet high in Siachin glacier in Ladakh. A huge wall of ice with a kilometre width and 600 metres’ height is said to have slid over the soldiers.   Sudheesh was preparing to come  home to meet his daughter Meenakshi, who was four months then,  for the first time. He  is the son of Brahmaputran and Pushpavalli.

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Location: India, Kerala




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