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BSF soldiers killed in Pakistan firing laid to rest

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Three BSF soldiers who were killed in cross-border firing by in and were laid to rest with full state honours in their native villages in different parts of today.

Commandant Jitendra Singh, Sub-Inspector Ramnivas and were killed in the firing along the International Border (IB) in area of district on Tuesday night.

A huge crowd of people, including public representatives, district administration officials and police personnel gathered to bid farewell to the soldiers.

Singh was cremated at his ancestral village, Salempur Kalan, in the district.

Jitendra's parents had gone to see him and boarded their train back home from on Tuesday evening. This turned out to be their last meeting," one of Singh's relatives, told

"After their train left for Jaipur, Jitendra went to the post and laid down his life, Rotwal added.

Rotwal said that Singh's father received the unfortunate while he and his wife were still on the train.

Singh's father hid the from his mother and she was only informed last evening, Rotwal said.

The commandant's three-year-old son, Yashwardhan, lit the funeral pyre.

Ramnivas was cremated in district's Patan village, while Hansraj's last rites were performed in the district.

Hansraj's wife had given birth to a baby boy last month. He was scheduled to come home on June 15 to meet his son.

also has a four-year-old daughter, a family member told reporters.

A Rajnish Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was also killed and three other soldiers were injured in the overnight firing by Rangers.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 15:40 IST