Captain Ayush Yadav, who was killed in a terrorist attack at an army camp in Kupwara district of Kashmir, was cremated on Saturday with full state honours in his hometown Kanpur.
Apart from friends and family, a huge crowd of mourners followed the funeral procession of Captain Yadav through the streets on Kanpur, as the city bid adieu to the Kupwara braveheart.
Parts of the crowd also raised slogans of 'Pakistan Murdabad' during the procession.
The body of the slain soldier arrived at Chakeri Airport on Thursday and was kept at the mortuary of the Army Hospital.
A resident of Defence Colony, 26-year-old Captain Yadav was commissioned in the army through NDA (National Defence Academy) three years ago. His father Arun Kant Yadav serves as a sub-inspector in UP Police.
Two army jawans, including army captain Ayush Yadav were martyred on Thursday when militants attacked an army camp in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to sources, two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were gunned down by security forces in the retaliatory action.
The militants stormed the camp of a battalion at Panjgaon at Chowkibal on Thursday morning. The deceased officer has been identified as Capt Ayush but the names of the two soldiers were not immediately known.
Militants carried out a Fidayeen attack on the army camp in Kupwara in north Kashmir. The army officer killed was identified as Captain Ayush, official sources said.
The incident took place at Panjgaon at Chowkibal when militants, suspected to be of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad stormed the battalion camp which is in-charge of road opening duties on the crucial roads in this area.