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Govt announces bravery award

The Assam government will institute a bravery award in the name of the 16-year-old girl a week after she was killed by Bodo militants.

Police retrieved her body 24 hours after she was shot dead. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced Rs 20 lakh as ex-gratia to the girl's family and institution of a bravery award in her name besides recommending her name to the Centre for the National Bravery Award.

In a statement, Gogoi said that his government will perpetuate the hallowed memory of the little brave girl who defied the dictates of the killers.

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