From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, July 20: A cheque worth Rs 75 lakh was handed to the family members of late Major David Manlun, the Shillong lad who was martyred while leading an army operation against three militants of the outlawed ULFA(I) in galand’s Mon district on 6th June. At a simple ceremony held at the residence of the late army officer house in Happy Valley here, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 101 Area Lt General DS Ahuja handed over the cheque as termil benefits from the Army to family members of late Manlun. Several military and civilian officials were present on the occasion.
Manlun, 32, son of Subedar M Khamzalam (retired), was commissioned into the 1st Battalion of ga Regiment in March 2010. He was posted in galand since 2014. Manlun laid down his life in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. The martyr is survived by his parents and three siblings. His father is a retired Subedar from the Assam Regiment, his elder brother is presently serving with the Assam Regiment in Shillong, his only sister is married to an Army officer and his youngest brother is studying in college.
The General Officer stated that an additiol amount of Rs 40 lakh, including the Central Government’s ex-gratia grant, shall be released shortly to the family. The process for release of the State Government’s ex-gratia of Rs 7.5 lakh has also been initiated.