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Rifleman Aurangzeb laid to rest in Poonch

By Chennabasaveshwar

Mortal remains of Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was abducted by terrorists and killed in Pulwama's Gusoo on 14 June, laid to rest on Saturday. His mortal remains were brought to his native village in Poonch.

Mortal remains of Rifleman Aurangzeb brought to his native village in Poonch. Courtesy: ANI news

A huge crowd gathered as mortal remains of Rifleman Aurangzeb are brought to his native village in Poonch. Locals raise slogans of 'Shaheed Aurangzeb amar rahe' at the last rites ceremony.

Mohd Hanif, the father of rifleman Aurangzeb, said, "Aurangzeb My son has abided by his pledge, he has kept his promise. He sacrificed himself for the nation and came back to me. I request the central and state governments to eliminate militancy."

The martyred jawan's body was flown from 92 Base Hospital located at the 15 Corps at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar. Aurangzeb belonged to 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and was posted at the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian. He was a part of Major Rohit Shukla's team that eliminated top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sameer Tiger.

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