Punjab CMO sanctions 2-lakh for Jalandhar braveheart Kusum

Jalandhar, October 29, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Chief Minister Office Punjab has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh for 15-year-old Kusum who took on two motorcycle-borne snatchers despite sustaining severe wrist injuries following an attack by one of the accused on August 30 in local Deen Dyal Upadhya Nagar.

Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that the cheque of Rs 2 lakh has been received from Chief Minister’s office for Kusum and would be handed over to her on Friday for her exemplary courageous act.

Deputy Commissioner said that Kusum has made Punjab and Jalandhar proud and it was just a small token of appreciation for her immense courage which foiled snatching. He said that the administration had already recommended the name of Kusum for national and state bravery awards.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Deputy Commissioner himself handed over a cheque of Rs one lakh to Kusum on September 10.

Notably, Kusum, a student of 8th class from Lala Jagat Narayan DAV Model School on August 30, 2020, had faced a snatching attempt in which two bike-borne youth had tried to snatch her mobile phone, which was given to her by her brother to attend online classes.

The snatchers had attacked her with sharp weapons giving Kusum severe injuries on her wrist. Kusum despite having grave injuries managed to bring down one of the bike-borne snatchers.

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