Srinagar, Feb 27: Slain army soldier body who were killed in Sunjuwan camp during a militant attack reached Tuesday at his village after four days.
The last rites of junior commissioned officer (JCO) Mohammad Ashraf Mir, who was killed by in Jammu fidayeen attack, were held with full military honours, even as his family and villagers demanded end to the bloodshed and urged for talks between India and Pakistan to stop these killings and tragedies”.
“These killings lead to tragedies and destruction only. We appeal India and Pakistan to put to an end the hostility and stop these inhuman acts,” they said.
The body of JCO Mohd Ashraf wrapped in the tricolour, was brought in a bedecked army vehicle to his native village where thousands of people from neighbouring areas attends his funeral procession.
DSP Lolab, senior army officers, officials from the district administration were present on the occasion. Slain JCO’s father while speaking to a news agency said Ashraf was the only bread earner for the family.
“He was our only hope. He laid down his life for the country. Ashraf talked to me a few days back after he reached back to his unit at the camp. He was outside earlier,” he added.
Locals on the occasion said, “These killings lead to tragedies and destruction only. We appeal India and Pakistan to put to an end the hostility and stop these inhuman acts”. (PTK)