Cremation in Punjab
The last rites of Inspector Raghbir Singh, who was among the 25 CRPF personnel killed in the Naxal ambush on Monday in Sukma, were performed at his native village Sathiala here with state honour on Tuesday.
A pall of gloom descended on his native village, about 35 km from Amritsar, as the funeral pyre was lit by his son, Amritpal Singh.
Inspector Ragubir Singh is survived by wife Baljeet Kaur (50), son Amritpal (24) and daughter Simrandeep Kaur (16).
A nation sunk into mourning as the families of CRPF personnel killed in the Naxal ambush in Sukma started performing their last rites. After a tribute, CRPF and Indian Air Force flew out mortal remains of the slain jawans to their families.
In one of the deadliest attacks by Maoists in the recent history, 25 CRPF men lost their lives when they were serving in the Naxal inflicted zone in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. When the Naxals attacked, the soldiers were sitting down to have their lunch.
Cremations in Himachal Pradesh
Two jawans, hailing from Himachal Pradesh, who were among the 25 CRPF personnel killed in the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh were on Tuesday cremated with full state honours at their native places near Shimla.
The bodies of Assistant Sub-inspector Sanjay Kumar and Head Constable Surinder Kumar were airlifted to their native places in Palampur of Kangra district and Ner Chowk in Mandi district respectively, officials said.
The two slain soldiers were cremated this evening with full state honours, they said.
Head Constable Surinder Kumar
It was only nine days back when Surinder Kumar was home on leave and had taken his wife and four-year-old daughter on a trip to the Golden Temple in Amritsar and Wagah border.
Today, his distraught family is struggling to come to terms with the news of his demise in the Sukma Naxal attack on Monday, clueless as they are about their lives without him.
Surinder was among the 25 CRPF personnel who were in the Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma, one of the deadliest in years.
Mourning in Haryana
The cremation of two jawans, hailing from Haryana, who were among the 25 CRPF personnel killed in Naxal ambush, will be held on Wednesday at their native places.
ASI Naresh Kumar, hailing from Jainpur village in Sonepat district of Haryana, and Constable Ram Mehar, native of Kheri Man Singh village in Karnal district were killed on Monday in an attack by the Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.
Mehar’s body will be kept in the mortuary of the Kalpana Chawala Medical College in Karnal for the night when it arrives later on Tuesday night, Sub Divisional Magistrate (Indri), Karnal, Ashwani Malik said.
Cremation of Kumar will take place Wednesday morning at his native village, senior BJP leader Rajiv Jain said.