Cassian Baliarsingh

A pall of gloom descended on the village of martyred jawan Raju Kartam as residents bade an emotional farewell to the hero who sacrificed his life in the line of duty.

Slogans of ‘Shaheed Jawan Amar Rahe’ echoed in the village as the martyred jawan was cremated in the village. The most heartbreaking scene was when the jawan’s widow lay down on the funeral pyre and said that she also wanted to die.

“When my husband is no more, I don’t have any reason to live,” the jawan’s wife cried inconsolably as she laid down on the funeral pyre. With a broken heart, she was heard saying that she cannot see her husband being burned in the fire.

After the mortal remains reached the village, a large number of villages turned out to pay tributes to the martyred jawan. Everyone in the village was seen in tears as the martyr’s body was taken around the village on a procession and later to the cremation ground.

Later, the villagers consoled the martyr’s widow and performed the last rites. The whole village echoed with cries and slogans for the braveheart.

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