Blast victim gets free engineering seat

Published: 28th June 2013 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2013 09:41 AM   |  A+A-

The state government has decided to provide a seat in an engineering college to Rakshita Sujai, who was injured in the bomb blast that occurred at Malleswaram on April 17. A compensation of Rs 1 lakh will also be given to her towards medical treatment.

Announcing the decision, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said on Thursday that a similar offer of a seat in an engineering college will be made to the other injured girl, Leesha N S, if she clears the entrance test next year.

“We requested the government several times asking for relief. I even met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and appealed to him, but, so far, we haven’t received a response from them,” Doraiswamy, Leesha’s father told Express on Thursday. 

“In the last two weeks, I have spent most of my time running around the Vidhana Soudha,” he added.

He said Leesha still had undergo two more surgeries and that she was promised an engineering seat once she clears her Mathematics exam on July 3. “It will be convenient for Leesha if she gets a seat in an engineering college close to our house,” a worried Doraiswamy said.

Meanwhile, Rakshita is looking forward to joining her BE Computer Science course soon. “I am very happy that the government has decided to give me a free engineering seat,” Rakshita told Express.

Her father Jayanna said that the relief amount will be completely dedicated to Rakshita’s studies.

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