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Thousands pay tribute, take out candlelight march for Lt. Ummer Fayaz at India Gate

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Thousands of people from all walks of life took part in a to pay tribute to slain Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz at the Gate here on Saturday.

Lt. Fayaz, 22, was abducted and murdered by suspected Hizbul militants on Tuesday and found dead the next morning in an orchard in Shopian district

The commenced at 7 p.m. at the Gate.

Senior serving and retired army officers participating in the event, said the country had lost a role model.

Among those present on the occasion were Minister and leader Somnath Bharti and Lt.Gen. Satish Dua, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Lt. Fayaz hailed from Kulgam district and was an infantry officer posted in the Akhnoor area of Jammu District.

He was commissioned in the in December last year.

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First Published: Sat, May 13 2017. 23:28 IST