The Delhi government has announced a compensation of Rs1 crore for the family of Ankit Sharma, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) official killed in Delhi violence.
Ankit Sharma's family has accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain of killing the 26-year-old, reports the Hindustan Times
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi on Monday afternoon, announcing the compensation and praying for the deceased soul.
"Ankit Sharma was a brave IB officer. He was brutally murdered in the riots. The country is proud of them. The country is proud of him. The Delhi government has decided that his family will be given a compensation of Rs 1 crore and job to one of his family members. May his soul rest in peace," the tweet read.
The deceased IB lived in one of the worst affected localities in violence-hit Northeast Delhi - Chand Bagh. Ankit's body was pulled out of a drain on Wednesday morning.
Ankit Sharma's family has accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain of killing the 26-year-old. Ankit Sharma's brother Ankur said that Sharma came back from office on Tuesday evening and went out to see what was happening in the area. However, he never returned.
A frantic search was carried out by the family members for eight hours, but they finally got to know that his body was found in a drain.
Sharma's family members say he was pulled inside a building and Hussain then instigated the mob which killed the IB official. An FIR was registered by Sharma's family members.
The AAP leader has, meanwhile, rejected all the allegations against him and said his house was attacked in the violence and he left the area before Sharma was killed.
Sharma used to work as security assistant in the IB. His father works as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) with the Delhi Police.
Over 40 people have been killed in the violence while over 200 are injured in the violence which swept northeast Delhi area last week after the pro- and anti-CAA groups clashed.
Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal is among those killed. Kejriwal government had announced a compensation of Rs1 crore for Lal's family last week.