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Rajasthan priest’s family, offered Rs 10 lakh aid, govt job and a house, ends protest, last rites performed

The family of the Rajasthan temple priest Babulal Vaishnav, who was burnt alive by land mafia in Karauli for resisting to allow the temple land by encroachers, on Saturday performed the last rites of the slain priest after they were assured of Rs 10 lakh financial assistance, a government job and a house under PM Awas Yojana. Earlier, the family refused to perform the last rites of the victim untill their demands were met by the Rajasthan government. The family had demanded Rs 50 lakh and a government job for a family member but the government announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh. Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra spoke to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the phone about the situation as thousands of villagers protested in Rajasthan’s Bukna village in Karauli against the brutal murder. 

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