Srinagar, June 17: The last rites of Army jawan, who was abducted and killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, were carried out with full state honours on Saturday. Soon after the burial of Aurangzeb, his brother appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take revenge from the terrorists as soon as possible.
The bullet-riddled body of abducted Army jawan Aurangzeb, who was abducted by terrorists from Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama while on his way back home to celebrate Eid with his family, was recovered from Gusoo area on Thursday.
“I appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take swift action in this. 100 of their people should pay the price, for the death of my brother. If you (the government) is not able to do so, then tell us, we will do it ourselves,” Aurangzeb’s brother told news agency ANI.
Earlier in the day, Aurangzeb’s father – a retired Army personnel – requested the central and state governments to eliminate militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. “My son has abided by his pledge, he has kept his promise. He sacrificed himself for the nation and came back to me. I request the central and state govts to eliminate militancy,” he said.
The deceased Army man was proceeding towards his home on account of the festival of Eid when he was abducted in broad daylight from a vehicle. After his abduction, the Jammu and Kashmir Police had launched a massive manhunt. Hours later, his bullet-riddled body was found in the outskirts of Pulwama.
Scores of people bid a tearful farewell to Aurangzeb at his native village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Saturday.
While the jawan was laid to rest with full state honours, locals raised slogans of ‘Shaheed Aurangzeb amar rahe’ (May Aurangzeb remain immortal) at the last rites ceremony. Furthermore, locals raised anti-Pakistan slogans to express their outrage over Aurangzeb’s killing.