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Indian peacekeeper killed in South Sudan cremated

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 21:37

Gurgaon: The mortal remains of Army officer Kumar Pal Singh, killed in the December 19 attack on the UN base in South Sudan, were consigned to flames on Monday with military honour in his native village of Bhondsi here.

Hundreds of people from Bhondsi and nearby villages took part in the last rites of Warrant Officer Singh.
Singh (46), who was part of an UN peacekeeping mission, was killed when attackers stormed a United Nations base in South Sudan where civilians had taken refuge.

Haryana Chief Parliamentary Secretary and MLA from Sohna constituency Dharamvir Singh, Badshahpur MLA Rao Dharampal, MP from Gurgaon Rao Inderjeet Singh, and senior government and Army officials attended the funeral.
Singh is survived by his wife Asnee Lata, daughter Anjali (19) and son Kunal (13).

The Chief Parliamentary Secretary announced a sum of Rs 15 lakh compensation on behalf of the state government, out of which Rs 10 lakh will be given to the family and Rs 5 lakh will be used for the construction of a memorial.

First Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 21:37

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