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Martyred SSB jawan cremated with state honours

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Sashastra Seema Bal Jawan, who was martyred in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir, was cremated at his ancestral village in Rajasthan's Dausa district today.

The body of 24-year-old Ghyanshyam Gurjar was cremated with full state honour at Khawaraoji village in Dausa. His elder brother lit the funeral pyre, police said.

Food and Civil Supply minister Hem Singh Bhadana, SSB, officers of district administration and police were present on the occasion.

Gurjar, the Jawan of SSB's 59thBattallion, was killed and 8 others, including a policeman, were injured in the militant attack at SSB convoy in Zakura area on the outskirts of on Friday evening.

He had joined SSB in April 2013.

Militants fired at the vehicles of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) which were ferrying the personnel to their camp after performing and order duties in the city.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 20:14 IST