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UP: Wreath laying ceremony of BSF constable held in Balia

ANI  |  Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

The wreath laying ceremony of Border Security Forces (BSF) constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh, who lost his life in the ceasefire violation conducted by in Arnia Sector last night, was performed with full honour in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia District on Saturday.

Large number of villagers, along with police officials and BSF soldiers, gathered to pay homage to the slain constable.

Singh died yesterday after Pakistani Rangers opened heavy fire and shot mortars on Indian posts along the 198-km-long international border in Arnia Sector of RS Pura in Jammu district.

The slain constable is survived by his parents and wife Sushmita Singh.

Meanwhile, (BJP) leader Shrikant Sharma has announced Rs. 25 lakh compensation to the kin of the slain constable.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 16:02 IST