Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, who was beheaded by Pakistan's BAT, cremated; family wants govt to avenge his killing
Paramjit Kaur, the wife of late Subedar Paramjit Singh, on Tuesday demanded the Indian government to bring her husband's severed head only then he will be cremated.
Tarn Taran: Family members of late Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, who was beheaded by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) in a blatant ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Krishna Ghati sector yesterday, on Tuesday refused to cremate him until his 'head' is returned to them.
According to reports, Paramjit Kaur, the wife of late Subedar Paramjit Singh, today demanded the Indian government to bring her husband's severed head only then her husband will be cremated.
Meanwhile, Singh's relatives also alleged that they were not being allowed to see his body.
Whose body is this? It is all behind this box! We are not being shown the body? Why?, relatives of Paramjit Singh demanded.
However, the family later agreed to cremate Paramjit Singh after much persuasion by the Army and government officials.
Singh was later cremated with full state honours.
The mortal remains of Singh, who belonged to the 22 Sikh Infantry, were earlier flown to his native Vainpoin village in Punjab's Tarn Taran district.
Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, a junior commissioned officer (JCO), and Border Security Force Head Constable Prem Sagar, were among those who were beheaded and their bodies mutilated by Pakistan's BAT, which launched an offensive against the Indian soldiers at the Line of Control yesterday.
An Indian Express had reported that Singh was supposed to go on leave April 28, but postponed his holiday for one of his friends who had to take urgent leave.
He was supposed to be home on May 8.