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Moga braveheart cremated with military honours

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Tribune News Service

Demru Khurd (Moga), July 30

Sepoy Lakhbir Singh (24) was cremated with military and state honours at Demru Khurd village in Moga district on Thursday. He died on July 22 while trying to rescue fellow jawans from an overflowing nullah along the China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

His father Swaran Singh and brother Jagsir Singh jointly lit the pyre in the presence of family members, relatives and officials of the Army and civil administration. A contingent of Army jawans gave a gun salute to Lakhbir, who had joined the 4 Sikh Light Infantry Unit about six years ago.

MLA Darshan Singh Brar, District Magistrate Sandeep Hans, SSP Harmanbir Singh Gill, SDM Swaranjit Kaur and Army officials paid floral tributes to the martyr. Brar announced to construct a park in the village in Lakhbir’s memory.

DM Sandeep Hans handed over a cheque of Rs 25,000 as immediate relief to the wife of the martyr and also promised to provide a government job to her as per the government policy. The martyr had got married last year.

from The Tribune

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