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Posted On : 14 Aug, 2017  Source : PTI  Place : Morena 
MP village bids tearful adieu to martyred soldier
Mortal remains of Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar, who was martyred in Kashmir two days ago, were consigned to flames with full military honours at his native village in Madhya Pradesh today.

The martyr's family members and residents of Tarsama village bid a tearful adieu to the soldier, and raised anti-Pakistan slogans at his funeral.

Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar's 10-year-old son Neeraj lit the funeral pyre while resolving to join the Army.

"I will join the Army to take revenge from Pakistan...," he said.

The 42-year-old junior commissioned officer was killed on Saturday after Pakistani army fired on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The last rites were performed with full military honours at Tomar's ancestral village Tarsama in MP's Morena district in the presence of a large number of people.

Earlier, as the mortal remains of Tomar were brought to Tarsama in an Army vehicle, a pall of gloom descended on the village.

Tomar is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

On behalf of the Madhya Pradesh government, Health Minister Narottam Mishra paid rich floral tributes to the martyred soldier.

Mishra announced an ex-gratia of Rs one crore, a house and a government job to a family member of the soldier.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also made the announcements on his Twitter handle. He also promised to set up a statue of Tomar and name the site in his honour.