Tearful adieu given to martyr Sukhjinder Singh

Jagmohan Singh | February 16, 2019 07:13 PM

TARN TARAN:  With moist eyes, in an atmosphere of anger and gloom, a  huge gathering on Saturday  bid a tearful adieu to CRPF head constable  Sukhjinder Singh (32) who was killed following the dastardly and cowardice act of terrorists in Pulwama in J&K.

The mortal remains of Singh wereartyr was cremated with full State honours at his native Gandiwind Dhattal village of Patti Subdivision of this district.  Pyre was lit jointly by father Gurmej Singh and Brother Gurjant Singh.

Slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, Sukhjinder Singh Amar Rahe’ rent the air as the body, wrapped in a tricolour, reached the village here today.    

Family members and locals demanded that Pakistan should be taught a lesson for the “barbaric” act.        

Punjab Cabinet Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria who was present in the cremation ground on the behalf of State Government said that one of the family member would be given Government job besides Rs. 12 lakhs compensation to the family.

Sukhjinder Singh had spoken to the family hours before the terrorist attack which killed 42 CRPF soldiers including him and for the family which includes his parents, brother, wife and a seven-month-old son who lost his gallant father, said Gurjant Singh elder brother of deceased.

Sukhjinder is survived by a seven-month-old son who was born after a several prayers to the Almighty after seven years of marriage and now mother Harbhajan Kaur is still in profound grief. He was posted with 76 battalions of the CRPF, said Singh.

The martyr's elder brother Gurjant Singh Singh said that Sukhjinder had joined the CRPF in 2003 at the age of 19 and it was just eight months back, he was  promoted to head constable. Sukhjinder was the sole breadwinner of the family.

Gurjant Singh further informed that the family doesn’t have the courage to face inconsolable Sukhjinder’s wife.

Sukhjinder had come on leave and had spent forty days with the family. He had resumed service on January 28 and had told the family to come after four months. Sukhjinder had planned to take a pre-mature retirement after completing 20 years in service and had plans to settle abroad, told his brother Gurjant Singh.  

Other who were present in the cremation ground besides family members and relatives, BJP leader Lakshmi Kanta Chawla, Rajya Sabha member  Vijay Goel, MLAs from Tarn Tarn district , Dr. Dharmbir Agnihotri, Harminder Singh Gill, Sukhpal Singh Bhullar, MLA from Zeera  Kulbir Singh, Deputy Commissioner  Pardeep Sabrwal and senior CRPF officials who also laid wreath on body.

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