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Maha CM expresses grief over Major Rane's death in J&K ops

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Maharashtra expressed grief today over the death of who was killed in Jammu and during a operation to foil an infiltration bid.

was a resident of Bhayander in district of the state.

He and three soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid in north Kashmir's sector. At least two militants were gunned down in the operation.

"We Salute from for his supreme sacrifice for BharatMata ! He lost his life while foiling infiltration bid in in Jammu & We stand firm with his family in this hour of grief," the said in a tweet.

A pall of gloom descended on the Shital Nagar locality in Bhayander in the district, after the of Rane's death.

Major was a resident of Hiral Sagar society. He is survived by his aged parents, wife and a two-and-a-half-year old child, a district information said.

A neighbour said the family members of and the residents of the building are in a state of shock.

The said Major Rane's father retired as an employee of a Tata firm and his mother as an employee of an educational institute in suburban Borivli.

Rane's wife and their child have gone to his native village Vaibhavwadi in the Konkan region, and his parents are preparing to leave for the village.

Major Rane had studied in the in the locality.

The details about the arrival of the major's body and the timing of his funeral are not yet known.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 23:50 IST