Army captain killed in J&K gunfight cremated in Udhampur

Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Captain Tushar Mahajan of the elite Para regiment, who was killed in the gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore, was on Monday cremated with full military honours in his hometown Udhampur.

A wreath-laying ceremony was organised in Udhampur to accord a ceremonial farewell to Captain Tushar Mahajan, Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command, told IANS.

Northern Command chief Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda laid a wreath along with his family members at the solemn function.

The mortal remains of the officer were taken to his home in Adarsh Nagar area of Udhampur town. He was later cremated with full military honours.

People from all walks of life attended the last rites, as a pall of gloom descended on the area.

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