Belagavi: The government has granted ₹1 lakh compensation to each families of six students of Maratha Mandal Engineering College of Belagavi who died at Malvan beach a few months ago.

The amount has been released to affected families under CM’s relief fund. The government issued orders to the DC to pay the compensation to the next of the kin of dead.The family of one dead student Arati Chavan was not given compensation as her father’s annual income exceeds the norms set for the compensation.Meanwhile Congress leader Laxmi Hebbalkar has claimed that she got the compensation released by following up the case at the government level.