Army jawans last rites held with full state honours

BIKANER, Punjab: The last rites of army jawan Hetram Godara, who was killed during an operation against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, were conducted today with full state honours.
The mortal remains of Godara were brought to Soniasar village in Bikaner district. The 34th Rashtriya Rifle battalion gave a ceremonial fire.
Parliamentary secretary Dr Vishwanath Meghwal, Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Rameshwar Dudi, MLA Hanuman Beniwal, former Minister Bhanwarlal Meghwal, former MLA Manglaram Godara gave floral tributes to the martyr.
The funeral pyre was lit by his year-and-a-half-old son. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also condoled the death of the jawan.
Meanwhile the mortal remains of Arvinder Kumar, an Army gunner who was killed during an anti-militancy operation in Shopian district, were today consigned to flames with full military honours at his native Sariana village, about 65 km from here.
His brother Prem Singh lit the pyre.
Kumar joined the Indian Army on June 26, 2012.
He, along with Sepoy Hetram and Gunner Nilesh Singh, suffered critical bullet injuries in a gun battle with terrorists in Kachedoora in Shopian district. He died later in a hospital.
MLA Rajnish Kumar Babbi, Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujjwal, Senior Superintendent of Police J Elanchezhian paid floral tributes to Kumar.