Mangaluru, Jan 08, 2018 : Deepak’s mother Premalatha account has received over Rs 50 lakh in just two days, according to a friend of his. The amount is likely to soar over the next few days, thanks to the social media campaign launched by the BJP and the Sangh Parivar seeking financial aid for his family.
Premalatha has received Rs 31,26,367. The campaign was launched across multiple platforms on January 4 evening.
Chowta said the BJP’s Dakshina Kannada unit will donate Rs 5 lakh. This cheque may be handed over to the family by BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa. Former minister Krishna J Palemar will donate Rs 5 lakh in his personal capacity.
On the day of the cremation, the state government had announced Rs 5 lakh while district deputy commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S handed over a cheque of another Rs 5 lakh from the district administration.
Deepak, 28, was an executive at a mobile sim distribution company earning Rs 11,000 per month. His mother is a homemaker while his brother Sathish, 26, is deaf and dumb. His father Ramachandra passed away some time back. Though the account receives funds from donors, Premalatha is not able to withdraw money since her account has not been linked with her PAN. Now, relatives have submitted details to obtain a PAN in her name.
Deepak was murdered on January 3 a few kilometres from his house by fringe elements. The tying of buntings is believed to be the reason that eventually led to his killing.