Martyr’s wife refuses ex-gratia, seeks action against Pakistan
The wife of a soldier, killed in an ambush by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector, has refused the compensation offered by Bihar government and has instead demanded military action against Pakistan.
‘Can Rs 10 lakh compensation bring back my husband? We don't want compensation but strong military reply to Pakistan for killing my husband and other Indian soldiers,’ a wailing Pushpa Rai, wife of jawan Vijay Rai told reporters at her native village at Bihta, about 50km from here in rural Patna.
‘How long will we accept attacks by Pakistan? Our soldiers are killed and beheaded. We will not accept anything less than a military action against Pakistan which is perpetrating attacks on our soldiers,’ she added. Her sentiments found support from her husband's elder brother Rajkishore Rai.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar has announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin and state funeral to the four Army men from Bihar who were killed in the attack on Tuesday.
In Chapra, neighbours and friends of Lance Naik Premnath Singh, who was among the four martyrs, stopped a few trains including Licchvi Express and a passenger train at Kopa Samhauta station between Chhapra and Siwan demanding that the Centre take direct action against Pakistan.