Last rites of slain soldier Naik Tupare today

Kolhapur (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 8 : The last rites of slain soldier Naik Rajendra Narayan Tupare of the Maratha Light infantry will be performed at his native place -- Majle-Karve village - in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district today.

Tupare was killed in unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts by the Pakistan Rangers along the LoC in the Poonch Sector on Sunday.

Another soldier Gurusevek Singh from Punjab's Taran Taran district also lost his life in the attack. The village is observing a spontaneous shutdown for the next two days as mark of respect for the dead soldier as also to register their protest against Pakistan for repeatedly violating cease-fire norms established in November 2003.

State Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil, who is also district guardian minister, paid homage to the martyr on Monday and assured the family of all help.

Senior officers of the government have inspected all arrangements for the last rites which will be performed with full military honors.

Source: ANI