New Delhi : The Delhi government Friday handed over a cheque for Rs.200,000 to the widow of Rajendra Prasad who died here of multi-organ failure caused by exposure to radiation leak at a scrap yard last month.
Health Minister Kiran Walia said Nandini Devi will also be given the widow pension soon.
Prasad, 35, was exposed to Cobalt 60 radiation at a scrap dealer’s shop in Mayapuri in west Delhi. He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) April 8 and died of multiple organ failure 19 days later.
The Delhi University also announced Rs.800,000 as compensation to the victim’s family.