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Martyr`s relatives refuse to perform last rites, demand presence of govt officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:00

Zee Media Bureau

Bulandshahar: The relatives of martyr Naik Neeraj Kumar have refused to cremate his mortal remains on Tuesday, demanding that the representatives of central and state government be present during the last rites.

The dead body of the soldier was brought to his village in Uttar Pradesh`s Bulandshahar this morning to perform last rites.

Singh, who was serving with Rashtriya Rifles Battalion (RRF), was martyred while fighting with terrorists in the Kupwara district on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the mortal remains of Grenadier Rahul Kumar from Bulandshahar, who was martyred during a counter infiltration operation in Keran Sector, was also brought to his native place today.

His mortal remains were cremated today in the presence of family, relatives and villagers who had gathered to pay their last respects.

The Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Philip Campose, had paid tribute to the mortal remains of the soldiers yesterday.

A wreath laying ceremony was also held at the Delhi airport which was attended by senior Army officials, a statement issued by Ministry of Defence stated.

First Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:44

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