Last rites ceremony of BSF jawan Nitin Subhash Koli. (Express Photo)
Nitin Koli, the 28-year-old Border Security Force (BSF) constable who died in an accidental explosion while retaliating to ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Machil sector in Kashmir on Friday, was laid to rest with full honours at his native village in Sangli district of Maharashtra on Monday morning.
His mortal remains were flown to Pune from Srinagar on Sunday night and were taken to village Dudhgaon in Miraj tehsil by road. The mortal remains were consigned to flames by his four year old son Devraj and brother Ulhas around 9 am followed by three volley gun salute given by a BSF team. Thousands of villagers, senior government officials from Sangli and politicians were present when the last rites were performed. BSF officials had said on Sunday that an inquiry will be conducted into the gun malfunction that led to death the constable who had joined the BSF in 2008. He is survived by his parents Subhash and Suman, wife Sampada, bother Ulhas and two sons Devraj (4) and Yuvraj (2).