Gurugram bids adieu to CRPF man martyred in Pulwama
Gurugram: With tearful eyes, residents of Shekhupur Majri village situated in Farrukhnagar area of Gurugram district came in huge numbers to bid adieu to their brave son Jaswant Singh. Deployed as a soldier in CRPF, Singh was among the 8 security personnel who were martyred while fighting the terrorists in Pulwama district in South Kashmir on Friday.
His body was first flown to Delhi where Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiran Rijiju, paid his obeisance. It was then flown to his village where Vinay Pratap Singh Gurugram Deputy Commissioner was present to pay his last tributes.
Jaswant Singh belonged from a family of soldiers. Being the youngest among the five brothers, three of his brothers are in the Indian Army. In his late30's he was survived by his wife, 13 –year-old daughter and an 11-year –old son. "It is sad that that the village one of its courageous son but his valour will inspire many youngsters to serve and defend the motherland with pride and defend her honour," said Gowardhan village head of Shekhupur Majri.
Eight security personnel, including four CRPF soldiers and four policemen, were killed in the encounter between the security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. In the massive gunfight, three terrorists were also gunned down.