Ex-gratia for deceased pensioner demanded

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IMPHAL, Apr 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Manipur Pradesh and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) have expressed shock to the death of an elderly woman pensioner identified as Irengbam Purnimashi Devi, 75 of Khagempalli Pankha under Keishamthong Constituency, Imphal West, who died after vomiting blood while waiting to get her share of old age pension being distributed under Social Welfare Department at the Parade Ground of 1st MR on April 15.

In separate press release, the BJP Manipur Pradesh and BJYM alleged that lapse in proper arrangement for old pensioners at the venue of the pension distribution has led to the death of the old women pensioner, which is unfortunate.

They demanded the government to provide ex-gratia to the family of the deceased at the earliest.

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