Dharamshala, Mar 23 (PTI) The body Havildar Jorawar Singh, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashimiris Kupwara district, was today cremated with full military honours at his native village here in Himachal Pradesh.

Singh was among the five security personnel killed in the March 21 encounter with militants in Kupawra.

Himachal Pradesh Urban Development minister Sarveen Choudhary paid tributes to the departed soul.

Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, Sandeep Kumar said that the Havildar’s father Rai Singh is an ex-serviceman.

Jorawar Singh is survived by his wife and three children, he said.

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