Compensation paid to radioactive victim’s widow

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New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Delhi government Friday handed over a cheque for Rs.200,000 to the widow of Rajendra Prasad who died here of multi-organ failure caused by exposure to radiation leak at a scrap yard last month.

Health Minister Kiran Walia said Nandini Devi will also be given the widow pension soon.

Prasad, 35, was exposed to Cobalt 60 radiation at a scrap dealer’s shop in Mayapuri in west Delhi. He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) April 8 and died of multiple organ failure 19 days later.

The Delhi University also announced Rs.800,000 as compensation to the victim’s family.

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