Army pays tribute, express solidarity with bereaved family
Srinagar, Oct 09: An army trooper was killed in the intervening night of Sunday-Monday after he suffered a bullet injury in Drang village of Khag Tehsil of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Army said on Monday.
Defense Spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia told KNS that an army man identified as Subedar Rajkumar of 53 Rashtriya Rifles received a bullet injury when the Army patrolling party came under fire last night in general area of Drang.
Sources said that deceased trooper had received a bullet in his thigh in an intervening night of Sunday-Monday, adding that he was rushed to PHC Khag where from he was referred to JVC Srinagar where doctors declared him brought dead.
Kalia said that “Army patrolling party came under fire last night in general area Drang in district Budgam. The fire was returned. However, one army man was killed in cross-fire.”
Meanwhile, Army paid tributes to the slain trooper. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the slain soldier.
Sub Raj Kumar (47) had joined Army in 1990 and hailed from Village Khanni in Himachal Pradesh. He is survived by his wife, Toshi Devi and two sons.
The mortal remains of the slain trooper were flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours.
The spokesman in a statement issued to KNS said that in this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and remains committed to their dignity and well being. (KNS)