Odia Jawan martyred in Jammu and Kashmir

Bhubaneswar: A jawan from Odisha was martyred in Jammu and Kashmir. The deceased, identified as Hemant Panda, hails from Atharang village under Begunia Police in Khurda district. Family of Hemant who died in a terrorist attack has been completely shattered following the tragic incident.

According to reports, Hemant had sustained bullet injury on Friday and died while undergoing treatment at the hospital on Saturday.

In a tweet, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today condoled the death of the jawan who was martyred in Kashmir yesterday.

“I am proud of my son who sacrificed his life for the country,” says Pabitra Panda, father of the jawan.

Meanwhile, later in the day, mortal remains of the jawan reached Bhubaneswar. Sources said last rites of the jawan will be conducted at Begunia village tomorrow.