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May 03, 2012, 11.49 AM IST | Source: PTI

Soldier cremated with full state honours

Soldier cremated with full state honours

Nahan (HP), May 2 (PTI) A Shourya Chakra awardee, who was killed during a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, was today cremated with full state honours at his village here. Naik Rajesh Verma of First Para of Indian Army was killed during a search operation in Kishtwar of Doda district on April 30 and his mortal remains were brought to his native village Majra last evening. A pall of gloom descended on on the village and thousands of villagers rushed to his house to pay their homage. Verma's five-year-old son lit the pyre at the local cremation ground. Verma joined army in 2000 and was awarded Shourya Chakra for his exemplary bravery, courage and presence of mind during an operation launched against the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in 2002.

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