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Martyr cremated with full military honours

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Mukerian, September 3

Subedar Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Kalichpur Kalota village of Mukerian, who was martyred in Pak firing near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district yesterday, was cremated at his native village today evening.

The last rites were performed with full military honours, during which the martyr’s 11-year-old son lit the pyre. An Army contingent arrived with the mortal remains of the Subedar and gave the final farewell. Before the martyr’s body arrived in the village, youths stood along the National Highway holding the Tricolours and raised slogans. Youth then led the funeral procession on their motorcycles. People of the village showered flowers on the funeral procession from their rooftops.

District Commissioner Apneet Riyait, on behalf of the district administration, paid homage to the martyr while Mukerian MLA Indu Bala did so on behalf of the state government. Representatives of various political and social organisations, administrative and police officers were also present. Rajesh is survived by his elderly parents, wife Anita Devi, daughter Riya (13) and son Jatin (11). — OC

from The Tribune

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