Rajasthan News

BSF jawan killed in Poonch firing cremated in Dausa

by RajasthanDirect
Aug 13, 2013

Thousands of people of Gadi Himmat Singh village and nearby areas of Dausa district bid a tearful adieu to BSF constable RamniwasMeena (43), who succumbed to the injuries on Saturday night. He had sustained grave injuries in firing at Narainpur border post at Poonch district of Kashmir valley near Line of Control on August 6. He was undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Meena sustained serious injuries in firing by Pakistani troops at LoC in Poonch on August 6 when five other Indian soldiers were killed allegedly by Pakistani army.

On Monday, though he was cremated with state honours, his family members and local people resented the absence of any minister or any leader.

After he succumbed to the injuries, his body was brought to the village on Monday morning where hundreds of the villagers were already waiting despite rain. When the martyr’s mortal remains were consigned to flames, people shouted slogans like ‘Shaheed Ramniwas Amar Rahe’ apart from anti-Pakistan slogans.

Though Dausa MP Kirori Lal Meena was present in the funeral, the family of the martyr resented over the absence of any minister or a leader.

“My husband has sacrificed his life for the nation and though he was given due regards which a martyr deserves, not a single person from the government came to attend the funeral. I thought at least some minister or a Congress leader could turn up,” said Kanta Meena, wife of the martyr.

Traders also kept their shutters down as mark of respect for the martyr. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has condoled his death and said that his family would be given all facilities as per the norms.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Poonch-firing-BSF-jawan-cremated-in-Rajasthan-none-from-government-attends-function/articleshow/21790584.cms

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