: K. Achuthan, MLA, handed over Rs.10 lakh as compensation to the family members of Raghu at his house at Peruvembu near here on Wednesday.

Raghu was beaten to death by some of his co-passengers in a bus at Perumbavoor recently alleging theft of money, The amount was divided equally among Raghu's wife Kasturi, mother Sarojini, daughter Anju, and son Aravind.

Those present on the occasion included Additional District Magistrate K.V. Vasudevan, Revenue Divisional Officer M.K. Kaladharan, and Tahsildar K. Shelvaraj.

Earlier, the State government had given employment to Kasturi at the Chittur branch of Kerala State Financial Enterprises Limited.