Jammu and Kashmir In Kishtwar, Ravi Kumar Rana’s family was preparing for his wedding in December but fate had something else in store and now the tears of his family members and his upset fiancee are not stopping. A brave army soldier sacrificed his life while fighting terrorists in Rajouri district.
Tearful farewell given to martyred soldier
The mortal remains of Rifleman Ravi Kumar Rana was brought in an army vehicle from the border district Rajouri to his home town Kishtwar where thousands of people gathered on Thursday to bid him a tearful farewell. Rifleman Rana of the Army’s 63 Rashtriya Rifles made the supreme sacrifice during an encounter in remote Narla village of Rajouri district on Tuesday. The scene at Rana’s house in Vasnoti-Galigarh, a hilly area 15 kilometers away from Kishtwar city, was very touching and his fiancee was also seen crying bitterly.
Never thought that fate would bring me to this point: Fiance
The fiancee of the martyred soldier said, I never thought that fate would bring me to this point which would destroy my life. If I had known that something like this would happen, I would have met him once and talked to him but I could not do so for the sake of my family’s respect.
Crowd of people gathered in the last farewell of martyred soldier
Rana’s mortal remains were expected to reach his hometown after floral tributes were paid at the Army cantonment in Rajouri on Wednesday, but due to bad weather, the helicopter could not take off and later his mortal remains wrapped in the tricolor was taken to his home by road. brought into. The mortal remains of the brave soldier reached his home at midnight and was taken to the nearby crematorium on Thursday morning and a large number of people present there raised slogans for his sacrifice, the country and the army. They also raised anti-terrorism slogans.
Rifleman Rana’s last rites were performed with state honours.
Rana was cremated with full state honors and a floral tribute was offered to him and a gun salute was also given. Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner Devansh Yadav, Senior Superintendent of Police Khalil Poswal and many leaders also bid farewell to Rifleman Rana. Rajendra Singh Sen, a relative of the martyred soldier, said, preparations for his (Rana’s) wedding were going on in full swing and then we heard the news of his death, due to which we all are heartbroken. He told that Rana had celebrated his 26th birthday this year and his marriage was to take place on December 2. Sen said, his father Subhash Chander Rana is a farmer and has four sons. His elder brother is also in the army and is posted in Punjab. Rana had joined the army about eight years ago and was brave. He said that the popularity of an army soldier can be gauged by the number of people attending his funeral procession. He said, you can see that everyone’s eyes are moist due to the death of the brave soldier.
It is unfortunate that terrorists have again started their activities.
Paying tribute to the martyred soldier, retired army personnel Shiv Kumar said that it is very unfortunate that terrorists have again started their activities which is evident from the death of three army and police officers in another encounter in Kokernag in South Kashmir. He said, to end this problem there is a need to take strict action against terrorists.
Army soldiers also killed two terrorists in the encounter
In this encounter that continued till Wednesday, two suspected Pakistani terrorists were also killed and a six-year-old female Labrador Kent of the army dog team also lost her life.