Srinagar, Sep 21: Army paid tribute to its comrade who was killed on Wednesday in cross border firing in Keran Sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
In a solemn ceremony at Badami Bagh Cantonment, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the slain soldier on behalf of country.
“In a show of solidarity, Representatives and Officials from the State Government and other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the slain soldier,” the statement issued by Army read.
Late Rifleman Rajesh Khatri sustained bullet injuries due to enemy fire while he was deployed at a forward post in Keran Sector. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated from the post but succumbed to the injuries.
Rifleman Rajesh Khatri (27), had joined Army in 2011 and hailed from Village Torayan in Dailekh, Nepal. He is survived by his wife Dipa Khatri, his parents and an elder brother.
The mortal remains of the deceased soldier were flown for last rites to Varanasi, UP, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours. (CNS)