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In Punjab, Tearful Farewell To Three Soldiers Killed In J&Ok Encounter

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi shouldered the physique of Sepoy Gajjan Singh

Kapurthala, Rupnagar, Gurdaspur:

In a village in Punjab’s Kapurthala district, a teary-eyed Vikramjit Singh (13) on Wednesday lit the pyre of his father Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh, who was among the many 5 troopers killed in a fierce gunfight with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

In Gurdaspur and Rupnagar districts, the households of Naik Mandeep Singh and Sepoy Gajjan Singh, who have been additionally killed within the operation on Monday, have been additionally inconsolable.

Slogans of ”Shaheed Amar Rahe” and ”Bharat Mata ki Jai” rented the air as navy autos carrying the our bodies of the three troopers reached their respective villages. Anti-Pakistan slogans have been additionally raised.

Villagers, particularly the youth, showered flower petals on the navy autos.

In Kapurthala’s Mana Talwandi village, Jaswinder’s son Vikramjit and daughter Harnoor Kaur (11) saluted their father’s physique.

A weeping Vikramjit lit his father’s pyre and pledged to hitch the Army.

Jaswinder was the third member of his household to hitch the Army after his father and his brother.

Punjab minister Rana Gurjit Singh laid a wreath on behalf of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. Besides, scores of villagers, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Bibi Jagir Kaur, Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira and district administration officers attended Jaswinder’s final rites.

Jaswinder, who was awarded the Sena Medal in 2006, is survived by his spouse and two kids.

Similar heart-rending scenes unfolded on the residence of Sepoy Gajjan Singh in Rupnagar’s Pachranda village.

Chief Minister Channi shouldered the physique of Gajjan.

The youngest of 4 brothers, Gajjan, 27, married in February. Besides his spouse Harpreet Kaur, he’s survived by his mother and father.

He had final visited dwelling two months again to attend the marriage of one in all his brothers.

Gajjan’s father Channan Singh, who lit his son’s funeral pyre, demanded {that a} gate be erected on the entry of the village in reminiscence of his son in order that the longer term generations may be impressed by his sacrifice.

Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh, MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa and Punjab Youth Congress president Barinder Singh Dhillon additionally attended the final rites of the soldier.

In Gurdaspur’s Chhatha Shira village, the household of Naik Mandeep Singh, 30, struggled to return to phrases with its loss.

His members of the family wept as he arrived dwelling wrapped within the tricolour days earlier than his 31st birthday on October 16.

According to Mandeep’s members of the family, he was anticipated to return dwelling quickly.

He is survived by his spouse and two sons. While his elder son is aged 3, the youthful one is only a month previous.

His spouse Mandeep Kaur mentioned she is going to make each her sons be a part of the Army like their father.

One of Mandeep’s brothers can be serving within the Army.

Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Batala MLA Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal, amongst others, have been current at Mandeep’s cremation.

The state authorities on Monday introduced a aid of Rs 50 lakh and a authorities job every for the households of the three troopers.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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