Karnataka Government handed over a cheque of ₹5 lakh to the family of Rakshita, 17, who was declared brain dead after she met with an accident. The family donated her vital organs.
Minister for Urban Development B.A. Basavaraj, who is in charge of the Chikkamagaluru district, handed over the cheque to her parents at Somanahalli in Kadur taluk on September 27. The Minister appreciated the gesture of her parents despite their personal loss.
Rakshita Bai was enrolled in a PU College in Chikkamagaluru. She met with an accident on September 18. Her parents gave their consent for harvesting her vital organs as they were convinced that she would not recover. Her heart, liver, nd kidneys were harvested and carried to hospitals in Bengaluru, Mangaluru and Manipal for needy patients.
The Minister handed over another cheque of ₹2 lakh from his personal account to the family while Kadur MLA Belli Prakash offered ₹1 lakh.