Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fazilka CRPF jawan from Punjab killed in Naxal attack

A pall of gloom descended on Badha village situated on the outskirts of Fazilka when the news of the killing of one of its residents Jarnail Singh, who was a sepoy in the CRPF, by Naxals in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, spread in the village.

The deceased's nephew, Baljeet Singh, received a phone call from Chhattisgarh late last night from associates of Jarnail Singh in connection with his death in an ambush laid down by Naxals in the Mahimagabdi area, which was about 3 km away from the base camp of CRPF jawans at Thodai in Raipur district.

However, no official of the state government had reached to his house till the filing of the report. Jarnail Singh is survived by his parents Hansa Singh and Veera Bai, wife Jagir Kaur and two teenage daughters -Jasbir Kaur and Rajwinder Kaur. Baljeet Singh said Jarnail was recruited as a sepoy in 39 battalion of the CRPF about 21 years ago.He said though he had been making calls to number from where he received the call last night to know about the whereabouts of the body of Jarnail Singh, no one responded. He said that so far, the family had not received any message in connection with the death of Jarnail Singh from the CRPF authorities.

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