Jammu, Oct 3: A strong protest demonstration was staged at Satwari Chowk; Jammu against the denial of army honour to soldier’s dead body by bringing his dead body home in tempo without any army protocol. They also added that a Subedar accompanied his dead boy, who had applied for leave and was also without uniform.
It is worth to mention that a soldier shot himself dead in Uri Sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.
Police sources told that army rifleman namely Raksheet Kumar son of Kuldeep Kumar shot himself dead by using his service own rifle at Jack Post Uri.
The deceased belongs to Ramgarh, Samba district of Jammu region and was affiliated with 2 Jammu Kashmir Light Infantry.
The family members of the slain soldier alleged that he was stationed at JAKLI 2 of Uri and the concerned officials called them on phone in the morning of October 2 and told them that their son has been martyred, however later they changed their stance claiming that he committed suicide. Family members demanded the judicial inquiry in his mysterious death.
More ever they demanded Core commander Jammu to assure the cremation of their son with full army honour then only they will call off their protest.
However it is pertinent to mention that army maintains a strict protocol to honour the dead bodies of their soldiers. (CNS)