KANPUR: Supriya, the 10-year-old daughter of CRPF Jawan , a native of in Indergarh town of , who was killed in Pulwama terror attack on Thursday, fainted soon after she lit the funeral pyre at the cremation ground in the village on Saturday.
A group of CRPF jawans, who was standing nearby, caught hold of Supriya. She was then taken to a nearby CHC (Community Health Centre). “The girl, after primary treatment has recovered, and was later sent back home,” said a doctor at CHC further.
Her grandfather Amar Singh, a retired deputy jailor, and mother Neeraj, besides younger brother Kuldeep, and other family members, meanwhile, were inconsolable as the final journey of the braveheart, began for the cremation ground.
Supriya was discharged after primary treatment at the hospital.
Rich tributes amid slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and anti-Pak slogans, were paid to the martyr who was also accorded a gun salute by a group of 30- CRPF jawans, who had accompanied with the mortal remains of brave soldier.
In the morning, as his body wrapped in a tricolour reached Ajan Sukhsenpur- his native village, A large number of people, including local representatives and district officials, besides, a senior officer from the CRPF was also present.
“Terrorists should not be spared for killing our soldiers including my son,” said Amar Singh, father of CRPF Jawan Pradeep Singh Yadav, who retired from the post of deputy jailor in about four years ago.
Pradeep‘s younger brother Kuldeep, who is a teacher, stated that he is proud that his brother had laid down his life for the country. “My bhaiya had gone to serve the nation. I am proud of him. We are sad too.”
Thousands of people, on Saturday, participated in funeral of braveheart.
Scores of men and women wept bitterly as the body of the martyr was carried towards the cremation ground for last rites. The crowd raised anti-Pakistan slogans.All shops and schools in the village were closed.