‘Mortal remains flown to their native places’
Srinagar, Aug 13: Army today paid befitting tributes to two of its comrades who were killed during an encounter in Shopian on Saturday evening.
Army spokesman said that in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the slain on behalf of a proud nation.
“Representatives and Officials from the State Government and other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyrs,” the spokesman said in a statement to KNS.
“Martyr Sep Gawai Sumedh Waman, 25 years of age, had joined the Army in 2011 and hailed from Village Lonagra in Akola, Maharashtra. He is survived by his Parents, one brother and one sister.
Hailing from Village Kandani of Sivagangai district in Tamil Nadu, the young martyr Sep Ilayaraja P was also 25 years in age and had donned the uniform in 2012. He is survived by his parents, wife and sister,” the spokesman said.
The mortal remains of the the slain were flown for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours. “In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved families of the martyrs and remains committed to their dignity and well being.” (KNS)