Dornier crash: Lt Shekhawat cremated with full honours

The mortal remains of Lt Kiran Shekhawat Indian Navy officer, who died after the crash of Dornier-228 maritime surveillance aircraft, was cremated with full military honours on Sunday.

Mewat (Har): Mortal remains of Lt Kiran Shekhawat, the woman officer who died in the line of duty, was on Sunday consigned to flames with full military honours in Kurthala village here.

Commoners and political leaders, cutting across party lines paid their homage to the departed soul.

Accompanied by the Navy officials, the body of the young officer was brought here wrapped around in a tricolour.

Besides the family members of the officer, local villagers, officials of the civil and police administration, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, BJP leader Rao Narbir Singh and Indian National Lok Dal party's area MLA Zakir Hussain, were among others to offered homage to the deceased officer.

Three days ago, Lt Shekhawat's body was recovered from the fuselage of the ill-fated Dornier Aircraft of the Navy which had crashed during a training sortie off the Goa coast.

A native of a village in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, she was recently married to Vivek Singh Chokker in Kurthala, situated close to Gurgaon. 

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