Thousands of people on Tuesday paid their last respects to Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who died fighting terrorists in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, at his residence in Dehradun. Major Dhoundiyal's body, draped in the tricolour, was brought home late on Monday night and the funeral will be done with full military honours in Haridwar later in the day
Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal's mother Saroj, a cardiac patient, his wife Nikita Kaul, whom he had married less than a year ago, and a host of relatives and friends were crying inconsolably as his coffin was kept for people to pay their last respects before being taken to Haridwar for the last rites
The last rites of Sepoy Hari Singh, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, were performed at his native village in Rewari on Tuesday with full military honours. Singh's body, draped in the tricolour, was brought in a bedecked army vehicle to his native village Rajgarh as a large number of people paid their last respects to the jawan who laid down his life on Monday in an encounter in Pinglan area of Pulwama
Hari Singh was given a gun salute by the army, which sounded the last post. Villagers, many of whom were holding the tricolour, kept chanting patriotic and anti-Pakistan slogans. Villagers recalled that Hari Singh was passionate about the Indian Army right from his early childhood. He had started preparing to join the force after passing his matriculation examination, a local said. The villagers said Hari Singh had received an appreciation letter from his commanding officer recently for arresting two LeT terrorists in Kashmir
Senior Police and civil officers shouldering the coffin of police head constable Abdul Rashid, who was killed in an encounter with militants, at Pinglan in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on February 18, 2019
Relatives pray at the coffin police head constable Abdul Rashid, who was killed in an encounter with militants, at Pinglan in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on February 18, 2019
People in large numbers were present in the funeral and paid tributes Army martyrs who laid down their lives in an encounter with terrorists in Pulwama. Three Jaish terrorists, four Army personnel, including a Major, a policeman and a civilian were killed in the encounter in Pinglan, about 12 km from where a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus last week, killing 40 jawans. All pictures/PTI and ANI
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