The last rites of slain soldier Naik Rajendra Narayan Tupare of the Maratha Light infantry were performed at Majle-Karve village in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district on Tuesday.
Tupare was killed in unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts by the Pakistan Rangers along the LoC in the Poonch Sector on Sunday.
Another soldier Gurusevek Singh from Punjab’s Taran Taran district had also lost his life while foiling infiltration bid in KG Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
The village is observing a spontaneous shutdown for the next two days as a mark of respect for the dead soldier as also to register their protest against Pakistan for repeatedly violating cease-fire norms established in November 2003.
Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil, who is also a district guardian minister, paid homage to the martyr on Monday and assured all help the family all help.