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Month on, village still awaiting sepoy’s return

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Barnala, August 31

More than a month after Sepoy Satwinder Singh was swept away near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, his family and residents of Kutba village still believe he is alive and are hopeful of his safe return. The family has not applied for any financial relief or a job as yet, despite an announcement from the Punjab Government.

Amar Singh, the Sepoy's father, said: "We are hopeful that Satwinder would come back. We, along with all residents of our village, have been praying for the safe return of my son."

On July 27, the Chief Minister had announced ex gratia relief of Rs 50 lakh, along with a government job each, to the families of Sepoy Satwinder Singh and Sepoy Lakhveer Singh of the 4 Sikh Light Infantry unit. Both were part of a patrol party near the LAC with China in Arunachal Pradesh. — TNS

from The Tribune

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