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Last rites of Assam braveheart Havildar Haradhan Roy performed

The braveheart was cremated with full military honours at his native village in Dhubri

Last rites of Assam braveheart Havildar Haradhan Roy performed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Nov 2020 1:38 PM GMT

Guwahati: The last rites of the martyred Indian Army Havildar Haradhan Chandra Roy was performed at his village in Futukibari Medhipara under Bilasipara sub-division.

His last rites were performed on the bank of river Gauranga.

He is survived by his parents, wife and a 2-year-old son. It was a very emotional moment as his wife along with the 2-year-old child lit the funeral pyre in the presence of hundreds of people including villagers, police, army personnel, district officials and others.

Roy served as the Havildar in the army who achieved martyrdom on Friday with 3 other jawans during the Pakistani firing in Jammu & Kashmir.

Before the cremation rites, a final wreath-laying ceremony was organised in his village where Phani Bhushan Choudhury, Assam food & Civil minister, Pramila Rani Brahma, social welfare minister, Ranjeet Kumar Das, Assam BJP president and other district officials paid their last respects.

People were heard chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and Vande Mataram' and 'Pakistan Murdabad' during the funeral procession.

Earlier, CM Sarbananda Sonowal, senior army and police officials paid tribute with flower wreath to Roy at 151 Army Base Hospital at Basistha after his remains were brought to Guwahati via a flight.

His mortal remains were taken to his home in an ambulance on Sunday night.

He was killed in a major flare-up along the LAC (Line of Control) during a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops in Jammu &Kashmir. Along with Roy, 2 other army jawans, a BSF Sub-inspector and 3 civilians were killed.

The gory incident took place on Friday in various parts of Uri, Keran sector of Kupwara district and Izmarg in Gurez sector of Bandipora district in Jammu & Kashmir.

Weapons like mortars were used by the Pakistani forces. Nevertheless, a number of Pakistani bunkers, fuel dumps and launchpads were destroyed and set on fire by the Indian forces in return.

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