Defense Minister expresses her condolences to martyred jawan Aurangzeb's family
(Sourced from PTI)
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the family of the slain soldier Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by terrorists two days ahead of Eid and described him as an inspiration for the nation. She went to the remote hamlet of Salani in the border district of Poonch to express her condolences, an official said. She also met Aurangzeb's father, a retired army man.
Aurangzeb, who was posted with 44 Rashtriya Rifles, was on his way home to celebrate Eid when terrorists abducted him from south Kashmir on June 14 and killed him the same day. He boarded a private vehicle for Shopian, from where he was supposed to go to Rajouri district. His bullet-riddled body was found at Gussu village, about 10km from Kalampora, in Pulwama district.
Earlier, Aurangzeb's family had made an emotional appeal to eliminate militancy from the state and avenge his death. "My son has laid down his life for the country. He was a brave soldier. I and my sons will also sacrifice (ourselves) for the nation. We want goons to be wiped out," Mohammad Hanief, Aurangzeb's father and a former sepoy of J&K Light Infantry, said.