Jamshedpur : BSF jawan Kishan Kumar Dubey’s last rites were performed with full military honour at Parvati Burning Ghat this afternoon. Over 5,000 people participated in his last journey.
Senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew who had arrived at the burning ghat along with senior police officials also accorded the slain jawan floral tribute.
The 24-year-old constable of BSF’s 119 battalion, Kishan was shot dead in a cross-border firing by Pakistani army at Baramula sector in North Kashmir on Thursday evening.
Kishan hailed from Trimurty Chowk area in Kitadih under Bhagbera police station area of the city. His body arrived at the city late on Saturday night and had been kept at the Tata Main Hospital’s morgue to be cremated today.
Kishan’s elder brother Kanhayiya Dubey, who is also an army man, had lit the pyre, where as other members of the family, including the vicitm’s elderly father Dharmraj looked on.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das and minister for Food and Supply Saryu Roy also visited Kishan’s house and met the parents and family members to console them. Das announced for the payment of Rs two lakh from the government of Jharkhand and a government service. Jamshedpur MP, Bidhyut Baran Mahto gave a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to the victim’s family.
Kishan was a student of government school, Indira Uccha Vidhyalay in Baghbera and completed his intermediate from the Jamshedpur Co-operative College before being selected in the BSF.
Second among the five sons of Dharmraj, Kishan had joined the BSF as a constable on November 1, 2013. He was earlier posted at Bangladesh border and had been posted at BSF’s Baramola post in north Kashmir three months ago.
” We were in touch with him over the telephone. He spoke to us on day before yesterday only,” said Jaishankar Dubey, Kishan’s younger brother. He said that when his brother was posted at the India-Pakistan border three months ago they were under fear.
The mourners in large numbers visited at the house of Dharmaraj Dubey ever since they came to know about his death in cross-border firing in Kashmir.
Local politicians, social workers, residents of Baghbera and Jugsalai and also the friends as well as relatives of Kishan expressed grief.
“ He always wanted to live life for his country and we feel proud that he did his best to save the borders of his motherland. We are here to salute him,” said a social worker.