Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a compensation of Rs. 1 crore for the family of the Intelligence Bureau officer, Ankit Sharma, killed in the recent violence in Northeast Delhi.
The CM's announcement comes five days after the dead body of the IB officer was fished out of a drain in Northeast Delhi's Chand Bagh.
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Rs. 1cr for Sharma's kin, government job for family member
Kejriwal tweeted on Thursday, "Ankit Sharma was a brave officer. He was brutally murdered in the riots. The country is proud of him."
The CM added, "The Delhi government has decided that his family will be given an honorarium of Rs 1 crore, and a job to one person of his family. May his soul rest in peace."
Sharma taken away by rioters Tuesday; body found next morning
According to Sharma's family, the officer had gone missing on Tuesday evening after he was picked up by rioters.
Sharma's father, Devendra, told PTI, "When he didn't return, we started looking for him. We also went to the GTB and LNJP hospitals to check whether he was admitted, but could not find him."
The next morning, Sharma's body was found in Chand Bagh drain.
Autopsy revealed Sharma was stabbed 400 times: Report
According to IANS, an autopsy revealed that Sharma's body had "multiple abrasion... deep cuts... by sharp edge objects." An NDTV report, citing the autopsy, stated that his body bore over 400 stab wounds. His family had alleged that Sharma was beaten and shot.
Sharma's family blamed AAP's Tahir Hussain for officer's killing
The day Sharma's body was found, Kejriwal had tweeted, "Such a tragic loss of life. The culprits must not be spared."
The family, notably, accused Tahir Hussain, a councilor of Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, for the officer's murder.