Jamtara (Jharkhand), Aug 16 : The last rites of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commandant Pramod Kumar, who was killed in a terror attack in Srinagar's Nowhatta area hours before an Independence Day parade on Monday, were organised in Jamtara, his hometown in Jharkhand.
The braveheart who is survived by his wife, Neha, seven-year-old daughter Aarna and 63-year-old father, was also given a gun salute.
His mortal remains were brought to Jamtara earlier this morning and were handed over to his family. Kumar, a Commanding Officer of the 49 battalion, died after sustaining a bullet injury on his head. He had also unfurled the Indian flag during the celebrations of the 71st Independence Day an hour before he was killed in the attack.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had yesterday expressed concern over his death and said, "CRPF commanding officer Pramod Kumar fought valiantly when attacked by terrorists in Srinagar.
I am deeply pained at his death." Saluting the CRPF officer for his valour and supreme sacrifice, Singh said in a statement that Kumar served the nation till his last breath.
Eight security personnel were injured, as the militants opened fire at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol at around 8 in the morning near the Naqshband Sahib shrine in the city's Nowhatta area yesterday.