The Maharashtra government announced Rs. 15 lakh financial aid to kin of BSF jawan Nitin Subhash Koli who was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
28-year-old constable Koli, hailing from Dudhgaon village Sangli in Maharashtra, was martyred yesterday in firing by Pakistani security forces.
Koli had joined BSF in 2008 and is survived by his wife and two sons aged four years and two years.
“I salute our brave martyr Nitin Koli from Sangli who lost his life protecting our nation. We stand by his family in their tough time,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
“We have taken a decision to provide financial aid of Rs. 15 lakh to the family of our martyred soldier,” he said.
After the news broke out of Koli being killed, villagers from Dudhgoan on Saturdaydecided not to celebrate Diwali.