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first_imgAn IAS officer has offered to adopt both daughters of CRPF head constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha from Bihar who was killed in the terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir last week.The 32-year-old Bihar cadre officer, Inayat Khan, who is at present the District Magistrate of Sheikhpura in the State, said: “Though the government is doing a lot for the families, as a responsible citizen of the country I thought we too should do something. I would like to take up the responsibility of the girls’ education, marriage and other things.” Two from BiharOf the 40 CRPF men killed in the February 14 attack, two personnel are from Bihar — Sanjay Kumar Sinha of the 176th battalion, and Ratan Kumar Thakur, constable with the 45th battalion. Sinha’s family lives in Masaurhi area of Patna district while Ratan Kumar Thakur is from Bhagalpur. Ratan Kumar Thakur leaves behind a four-year-boy and his pregnant wife.Before leaving for Jammu earlier this month, Sinha had spent a month-long vacation at his home in Masaurhi. “He went to join duty promising to come back soon to look for a suitable boy for our elder daughter’s marriage,” said Sinha’s grieving wife. “Ratan had promised to call us soon after reaching Srinagar that fateful day but his call never came,” Niranjan Thakur, father of Ratan Thakur, said.Opens bank accountMs. Khan, who hails from Agra in Uttar Pradesh, has donated two days’ salary for the families and has appealed to all district government officials to donate a day’s salary. “I have opened an account in the local Canara Bank branch and urged everyone to donate whatever they can for the families of the two personnel from Bihar killed in the terror attack…it is more like crowdfunding,” she added. “Whatever amount is collected by March 10, we will make it public through media and divide equally between the two families,” she told The Hindu.last_img

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