BSF constable cremated: Haryana minister pays homage; govt to give Rs 50 lakh to kin

State government would bear the cost of education of his children, says Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:October 26, 2016 3:58 am
bsf jawan cremated, bsf jawan cremated haryana, indian express, Haryana’s Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Krishan Kumar pays homage to BSF head constable Sushil Kumar at Pehowa on Tuesday. (Express Photo)

The mortal remains of BSF head constable Sushil Kumar, who died while defending the border in J&K’s RS Pura sector Sunday late, was cremated with full state honours at his hometown Pehowa Tuesday.

Haryana Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Kumar Bedi laid a floral wreath on behalf of the state government and observed a two-minute

silence. The state government also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh to the family. Paying tribute to Kumar, Bedi said that he would continue to live in the hearts of the people of the state.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that the state government would bear the cost of education of his children and that brave soldiers of the state had always sacrificed their lives to safeguard the honour of the nation.