The body of BSF jawan Nitin Kumar, who lost his life during exchange of fire with militants during an attack on 46 Rashtriya Rifles army camp in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, was brought to his hometown Etawah for his last rites. As his family mourned the death of their loved one, villagers gathered in large numbers to pay their last tributes to Kumar. Shivpal Yadav was also present to pay his last respects to the soldier. “We are very proud of Nitin Kumar. We will give Rs 20 lakh as a compensation to his family and will open a park in his name,” said Yadav.
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A 21-gun salute marked the occasion as Etawah bid farewell to its hero.
On Monday, the coffin carrying the body of constable Nitin Kumar, wrapped in tri-colour, was brought to BSF Subsidiary Training Centre Humhama near Srinagar Airport where Additional Director General of BSF Arun Kumar and Special Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police (coordination and law and order) S P Vaid joined other ranks and offered floral tributes to the jawan.