Family of soldier whose body was mutilated, refuse to perform last rites

Gorakhpur: Family members of BSF jawan have demanded the presence of either Prime Minister Narendra Modi or chief minister Yogi Adityanath and an assurance of avenging his killing before performing his last rituals, and have refused to cremate his body unless their demand is fulfilled.

Prem Sagar Prasad and army naib subedar Paramjeet Singh were killed at Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector on Monday has made India to urge retaliation, reported HT.

BSF constable Rajinder Singh, who was injured in the ambush, is out of danger.

“We will not allow you to cremate (the) body until Yogiji or Modiji comes here,” Sagar’s wife Gyanti told police and administrative officials at his native village Takenpur, which is around 40 km from the district headquarters Deoria in Uttar Pradesh.

Officials have tried to calm the villagers, who shouted slogans, “Modiji badla lo Pakistan se, ek ke badle me pachas lo (Modi take revenge on Pakistan, bring 50 heads in response to one).”

Sagar’s daughter Saroj also said:“My father is martyred. I demand 50 heads for one head.”

People shouted anti-Pakistan slogans when the IAF chopper, carrying the soldier’s body, landed at the Police Lines ground in Deoria, from where it was taken to the village in an ambulance.