Kasaragod :The Human Rights Commission demanded for a minimum of five lakh rupees in compensation to the kin of those that die from snakebites. Commissioner K Baijunath asked the Chief Secretary to initiate steps for effecting Order in this regard.
In a complaint lodged by Kasaragod native AS Mohammad, he said, the dependents of those who die from snake bites are entitled to compensation of minimum Rs 5 lakhs. If the Forest Dept. lacks fund, one should take cue from other States where, the snakebite incident is notified as disaster and compensation paid out of Disaster Relief Fund, said Mohammad in his complaint.