Army captain killed in Kashmir cremated in Haryana village

Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Captain Pawan Kumar, who was killed in the gunfight with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore, was on Monday cremated with full military honours in his village in Haryana’s Jind district.

Hundreds of people turned up to bid adieu to the 23-year-old officer as he was cremated in Badhana village near Jind town.

The body of the officer from the 10 Para (Special Forces) was brought to Jind specially by helicopter as the highways in Haryana are still blocked due to the ongoing agitation of the Jat community for job quota in the state.

Captain Pawan Kumar was killed in the gunfight with terrorists at a government building in Pampore town near Srinagar on Sunday.

The young officer was the only son of his parents and joined the army three years back.

“I am proud of the martyrdom of my son. He always wanted to do something for the country,” said the officer’s father Rajbir Singh, a school headmaster.

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