The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced a cash relief of Rs. five lakh to the family of a CRPF jawan who was killed in the suicide attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Condoling the death of the jawan, Perumal, who hailed from Thummanayakkanpatti in Madurai district, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa expressed her grief over the incident and sympathised with the family members of the martyred soldier.

“I have directed that all government assistance be rendered in bringing back the body of Perumal,” the Chief Minister said in a statement in Chennai, adding that she had deputed Sellur K Raju, Minister for Cooperation, to console the family in person.

She also instructed the Madurai District Collector to pay his last respects to the deceased.

Five CRPF jawans were killed after militants carried out a suicide attack on their post in the Kashmir valley on Wednesday.