Army man who died in Drass cremated with military honours - ECAS Punjab

Army man who died in Drass cremated with military honours

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Doraha, July 10

A pall of gloom descended on Rampur village when the body of Sepoy Palwinder Singh arrived at his home today. He was cremated with full military honours. The entire village raised slogans of ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as the sepoy’s body, wrapped in a Tricolour, was taken to the cremation ground.

Palwinder Singh had joined the Army around 10 years ago. He was engaged to a girl from Jagraon but the wedding plans had got delayed due to the lockdown. He was posted in Ladakh and was untraceable after the vehicle he was driving fell into a river in the Drass sector on June 22. He was going from Mani Marg to Kargil in a Jeep with Lt Subhan Ali. The Army had been searching for them since then. Although the vehicle was pulled out of the river three days later, Palwinder and Ali were swept away. A day before Palwinder went missing, he had rung up his family to inform that he had to join at Pathankot in a week as he had spent two years in Ladakh.

Jagpreet Singh, elder brother of Palwinder, who is a Head Constable in Ludhiana, urged Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to come to the aid of the family and provide a job to his younger brother, who is a graduate. — OC

from The Tribune

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