Goof-up at jawan's funeral

  • PTI, Mandya (Karnataka)
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  • Updated: Mar 16, 2013 01:03 IST
  • Police officers carry the coffin of a fallen comrade, who was killed in an ambush, following a wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar. Pakistan has strongly ...

  • Policemen salute coffins of CRPF soldiers who died in militant attack in Srinagar during the wreath laying ceremony. AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  

  • A CRPF soldier keeps watch in a truck carrying the coffin of a fallen comrade, who was killed in an ambush, following a ceremony in ...

  • CRPF soldiers and police officers take pictures with their cell phones during wreath laying ceremony of their colleagues at the police headquarters in Srinagar. AP ...

  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers and police officers carry the coffin of their colleague at the police headquarters in Srinagar. AP Photo

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In an embarrassing lapse, the portrait of the brother of CRPF soldier N Satish, who was killed in the militant attack in Srinagar, was taken in his funeral procession in Mandya on Friday with relatives and district authorities blaming each other for it.

As a large number of people from Satish's village and ministers Suresh Kumar and A Ramdas paid homage to the CRPF soldier, killed in Wednesday's suicide attack in Srinagar, at the deputy commissioner's office premises, and the funeral procession began to his native village Alambadi, his relatives protested that the portrait was not his.

According to Satish's uncle, Anand and some other relatives, the portrait was that of the slain soldier's brother, who is also serving in the CRPF in Madhya Pradesh.

But, the deputy commissioner BN Krishnaiah maintained that the portrait was provided by Satish's family only and there was no lapse on the part of the district administration. The portrait was later changed as the funeral procession proceeded.

In another embarrassment, as the body of Satish was brought here from Bangalore in the wee hours, the night staff at a private hospital refused to keep it in cold storage for three hours from 3am to 6am.

Ramdas said action would be taken against the hospital.

The minister also announced that a 2,400 sq.ft. site would be provided here to the family of Satish.

The cremation of Satish, who was killed along with four other CRPF Jawans in the suicide attack on the paramilitary force camp in Srinagar, will take place at Alambadi in the afternoon.


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