Army jawan Mandeep martyred in Macchil, family members inconsolable

Mandeep's widow Prerna is a Head Constable with Haryana police and posted at Shahbad Markanda in Kurukshetra.

By: PTI | Kurukshetra | Published:October 29, 2016 2:52 pm
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A pall of gloom descended on the native village of Army jawan Mandeep, who was killed by terrorists in Macchil sector in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. The family members of the 30-year-old martyr were inconsolable. Several women from Aantehri village here reached the martyr’s house today and tried to console Mandeep’s widow. The couple had got married two years ago, family members said.

Kurukshetra’s Deputy Commissioner Sumedha Kataria also visited the jawan’s home and offered her condolences. The martyr’s neighbours described him as a “go getter” who always had a smile on his face. Subhash, husband of the Sarpanch of the village, said Mandeep was a helpful person who always offered help to anyone who approached him in need.

Mandeep’s widow Prerna is a Head Constable with Haryana police and posted at Shahbad Markanda here. Mandeep’s sacrifice came within a week after Sushil Kumar (47), a BSF constable was martyred in Jammu district. He also hailed from Kurukshetra district and belonged to Pehowa town here.

Kumar was killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire, resorting to heavy shelling and firing from automatic weapons in several sectors along the International Border in Jammu district on October 24.