A Bihar-cadre IAS officer has offered to adopt the daughters of two CRPF personnel — Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha and Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur — from the State who were killed in the terror attack by Pakistan based Islamic terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Muhammad, in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir last week.
Sinha’s family — his wife and two daughters — is settled in Masaurhi area of Patna district while Thakur’s pregnant wife and four-year-old son are living in Bhagalpur.
Inayat Khan, 32, currently posted as the District Magistrate of Sheikhpura, has volunteered to adopt both daughters of Sinha and given her word for the unborn baby of Thakur if she’s a girl child.
The 2012-batch officer said: “Though the government is doing a lot for the families, as a responsible citizen, I thought we too should do something. The girls should get guardianship. I would like to take up the responsibility of the girls’ education, marriage and other things.” Ms. Khan has also opened a bank account to help the families of the slain CRPF men from Bihar.
Inayat, who hails from Agra in Uttar Pradesh, has donated her two days’ salary and appealed to all district government officials to donate one day’s salary for the families. “I have opened an account in the local Canara Bank branch and urged everyone to donate whatever they can in the account for the families of the two CRPF personnel from Bihar killed in the terror attack… it is more like crowdfunding,” she said. “Whatever amount will be collected by March 10, we will make it public through media and divide it equally between the two families,” she said.