Local MLA K.K. Viswanath and RDO G. Ganesh Kumar on Monday handed over a cheque for Rs. 5 lakh to Voolem Sanyasaiah and Ramulamma towards ex gratia amount at Y. Ramavaram MRO office.

Voolem Rambabu, son of the couple, was killed in Naxal violence in January 2007 and the case was recommended for ex gratia by the then Collector. Speaking on the occasion, MLA Viswanath said the government was ready to help the families, the kin of which died in the hands of Naxalites.