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Grandmother of Indian soldier, captured by Pakistan, dies of shock

The lone Indian soldier, who strayed across the LoC after the surgical strikes on Wednesday, was identified as 22-year-old Chandu Chavan, who hails from Borvihir village in Dhule district of Maharashtra.

India's Pakistan offensive Updated: Oct 01, 2016 00:37 IST
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Captured Indian Soldier
Indian soldier Chandu Chavan strayed across the LoC after the surgical strikes and was captured by the Pakistan Army.(HT Photo)

The lone Indian soldier, who strayed across the LoC after the surgical strikes on Wednesday, was identified as 22-year-old Chandu Chavan, who hails from Borvihir village in Dhule district of Maharashtra.

Local Marathi television channel IBN Lokmat reported that his grandmother, Lilabai Patil, died after she heard of his capture by the Pakistan army. It is reported that the maternal grandmother had brought up Chavan since he was a child after his parents were killed.

Home minister Rajnath Singh said, “The government has taken note of media reports that say our soldier is in Pakistan’s captivity… India will take up the matter with Pakistan,” TV channels reported him as saying. Singh also spoke to the Chavan’s family and assured them of all support.