Mortal remains of Mandeep Singh brought to his hometown for last respects

Kurukshetra (Haryana) [India], Oct. 30 : The mortal remains of jawan Mandeep Singh, who lost his life in an encounter near the Line of Control, were brought to his hometown in Kurukshetra, Haryana, on Sunday.

Thousands gathered as the mortal remains of Mandeep reached his hometown in Antahedi village. 27-year-old Mandeep was killed on Friday and his body was mutilated by the terrorists. The army has vowed to respond appropriately to Pakistan. The attackers fled into Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir "under the cover of heavy firing by the Pakistan Army" after committing the act.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced a financial assistance of Rs. 50 lakh to Mandeep's kin. "We all stand along with their families. Rs. 50 lakh will be given as compensation and a government job will be offered to a family member. The government in order to ensure that Mandeep's sacrifice is always remembered will do all suggested by the family members of the braveheart.

We will not let the sacrifice of these soldiers go in vain," he said. Mandeep's sacrifice came within a week after a BSF constable Sushil Kumar was martyred in Jammu district.

He also hailed from Kurukshetra district. Kumar was killed as the Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire, resorting to heavy shelling and firing from automatic weapons in several sectors along the International Border in Jammu district earlier on October 24.

Source: ANI