Marginal farmer Vittal Bhimappa Arabhavi committed suicide during a farmers’ protest in front of the Suvarna Soudha on November 27

The State government on Tuesday paid a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to the family of marginal farmer Vittal Bhimappa Arabhavi who committed suicide during a farmers’ protest in front of the Suvarna Soudha here on November 27.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the compensation following the incident.

Excise Minister and district in-charge Satish L. Jarkiholi handed over the cheque to Arabhavi’s family at Kankanwadi village of Raibag taluk.

Raibag MLA Duryodhan Ihole, MLC Veerkumar Patil and Deputy Commissioner N. Jayaram were, among others, present.

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