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Army pays tribute to jawan killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The Friday paid tribute to Rajesh Kumar, who was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector of and

of Chinar Corps Lt Gen A K Bhatt led all ranks in paying homage to Kumar on behalf of the nation, an said.

Representatives from other security agencies also joined in to pay their last respects to the martyr.

"The paid befitting tribute to who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty fighting the enemy at the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of district," the said.

Kumar sustained bullet injuries during the ceasefire violation by along the LoC in Macchil sector on Wednesday.

He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but succumbed to injuries, the said.

The 25-year-old soldier, hailing from Rejua village in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh, had joined the in 2013.

He is survived by his parents and wife.

"The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours," the official said.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 16:40 IST
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