• Sepoy Lovepreet Singh was a resident of village Madi Tanda of Tehsil Batala in district Gurdaspur. His family consists of his father retired Subedar Jaswinder Singh, his mother Ravinder Kaur, and brother Sepoy Manpreet Singh.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh to the heirs of 16 RR/11 Sikh constable Lovepreet Singh, who was martyred in the line of duty. This brave jawan had fallen into a deep gorge on 20 August due to slipping off his foot while on duty patrol in Soorankot (Poonch Sector) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Expressing his sympathies with the bereaved family of the soldier, the Captain said that his complete dedication and sacrifice of life to protect the unity and integrity of the country would inspire his fellow soldiers to perform their duty with more dedicated spirit and commitment. Sepoy Lovepreet Singh was a resident of village Madi Tanda of Tehsil Batala in district Gurdaspur. His family consists of his father retired Subedar Jaswinder Singh, his mother Ravinder Kaur, and brother Sepoy Manpreet Singh.

Gurmukh of village Jhordan martyred in the Naxalite attack
ITBP jawan Gurmukh Singh of Jhordan village of Raikot was martyred in the Naxalite attack in Narayangarh, Chhattisgarh on Friday. In this Naxal attack, ITBP’s Assistant Commander Sudhakar Shinde and Assistant Sub Inspector Gurmukh Singh were killed by the Naxalites.

The body of Gurmukh Singh will be brought from Chhattisgarh to Delhi tomorrow, then on Sunday, the body will be cremated by bringing the martyr’s native village Jhordan via Chandigarh. So far nothing has been told about the martyr’s wife and 15-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. Only Ujagar Singh, the father of martyr Gurmukh Singh, is aware of this. Two sisters of martyr Gurmukh Singh were insisting Gurmukh come to the village on the festival of Rakhi, but who knew that he would never return.

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