Jammu, Jul 14: A teenager daughter of martyred soldier wants to be an IPS officer and take revenge from the Pakistani soldiers for taking the life of her father Sepoy Ranjit Singh.
Sepoy Ranjeet Singh and Seopy Satish Bhagat from Jammu were martyred in Keran sector of North Kashmir during ceasefire violation on the Line of Control.
Pal of gloom gripped the twin villages of Jammu today when the bodies of the slain soldiers arrived their native villages.
Later in the day, the mortal remains of Singh and Bhagat were cremated with full military honours in their native hamlets of Burn and Gurhasingha of Jammu district.
Besides their families and friends, thousands of people of the twin hamlets attended their funerals.
Ranjit Singh and Bhagat, who were deployed at a forward post in Keran sector in Kupwara, had suffered bullet wounds in Pakistani firing on Wednesday.
When their bodies, draped in the tricolour, were brought to their native places for the last rites, a pall of gloom descended on the localities on the outskirts of Jammu city.
Their mortal remains were flown from Srinagar to here by a special IAF helicopter.
The relatives, locals and the family members want the Government to launch final assault on the border and end this decades old issue of terrorism to restore peace in the state.
Kajal, a 7th class student, daughter of Seopy Ranjeet Singh while wailing on the body of her father expressed to take revenge from the Pakistan.
“Papa wanted me to be an IPS officer and I will be one day. I will fight terrorism and teach lesson to the Pakistan for taking my father,” she said with teary eyes.
Sepoy Ranjeet Singh was survived by daughter Kajal, son Kartik and wife. He was hailing from village Barn in Kot Bhalwal.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today joined Army in paying rich tribute to two soldiers, who were killed in Pakistan firing near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector in Kupwara.
Officials said that Army paid rich tributes to the valour and martyrdom of Lance Naik Ranjit Singh and Rifleman Satish Bhagat, both residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a solemn ceremony, Mufti joined Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, in paying homage to the martyrs on behalf of a proud nation at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar.
“Lance Singh and Rifleman Bhagat sustained bullet injuries when Pakistan troops violated ceasefire and attacked forward Indian posts in Keran sector in Kupwara district. The injured were provided immediate first aid and evacuated from the post but unfortunately succumbed,” they added.
They said 32-year-old Lance Singh had joined the Army in 2003 and hailed from village Burn in Jammu and Kashmir, adding he is survived by his wife and two children.
“Hailing from Gurhasinghu village in the state, Rifleman Bhagat was only 22 years old and had donned the uniform in 2015. He is survived by his parents,” they added.
“The mortal remains of the martyrs were flown for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours,” they added.
Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh and Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today paid floral tributes to the martyred soldiers at Tiger Division here, who were martyred in ceasefire violation in Kupwara.
While paying tributes, Dr Singh expressed grief over the killings and extended his deep condolences to the bereaved families.
Minister for PHE Sham Choudhary, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat were also present on the occasion and paid floral tributes to the martyred soldiers.
Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee also paid rich tributes to the soldiers.
Sepoy Ranjit Singh, resident of Barn and Satish Bhagat, resident of Bawe Talab, Jammu were part of the three member Scout of the main party patrolling the border area in north Kashmir in heavy rain and hazy conditions when they came under fire and martyred for the sake of nation and their sacrifices would be always remembered.
PCC leaders saluted and paid rich tributes to the martyr soldiers and conveyed their heartfelt condolences and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.
PCC Vice President Mula Ram, General Secretary Thakur Balwan Singh, Hari Singh Chib, Lala Devi Dass, Block President Ashwani Sharma, Bhabishan Singh attended the funeral of both the soldiers in their respective villages and paid floral tributes to brave soldiers and sons of soil.