Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar announced on Saturday Rs 11 lakh ex-gratia to the next of kin of BSF head constable Jitendra Singh who was killed in Pak shelling at RS Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Expressing deep condolence at the martyrdom of the brave soldier from the state, Kumar said state honour was accorded to the martyred BSF man during his last rites today, he said.
रक्सौल के BSF जवान जीतेन्द्र सिंह की शहादत को सलाम. देश उनकी वीरता को हमेशा याद रखेगा.— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28, 2016
The jawan, a native of Raxual in East Champaran district, was killed in shelling from Pakistan in violation of ceasefire.
The chief minister said in his condolence message that the country would always remember Singh's martyrdom and that the entire state was with his family in this hour of grief.
The last rites of the BSF personnel were performed at his native Siswa village along the Indo-Nepal border. After arrival of his casket, the residents of Raxauls marched on the streets recalling the bravery of the BSF jawan and shouting slogans against Pakistan.