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Martyr cremated with honours

Martyr cremated with honours

A CRPF officer hands over Tricolour to martyr Mandeep Kumar’s mother before it was placed on his coffin at Khudadpur village, near Gurdaspur, on Friday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur, May 13

The mortal remains of Mandeep Kumar (27), a CRPF jawan who was killed in an encounter with militants in Pulwama (J&K) on Friday, were consigned to flames at his native Khudadpur village, near here, on Sunday.Senior CRPF and district administration officers were present. A contingent of the CRPF reversed arms and fired shots in the air as a mark of respect to the deceased.Mandeep Kumar, who was deployed in the valley with the 182nd battalion, was the sole breadwinner of his family.SDM Sakatar Singh Bal laid a wreath on behalf of the state government. CRPF officers said Mandeep faced militants bravely during the gunfight.