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Slain CRPF jawan's family refuses to perform last rites

PTI  Jalaun (UP), March 15, 2013
First Published: 14:03 IST(15/3/2013) | Last Updated: 14:06 IST(15/3/2013)

Family members of CRPF jawan Awadh Bihari Singh, who was killed in an attack on a CRPF camp in Srinagar, on Friday refused to perform his last rites until Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav visited them.

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"My son laid down his life, but the chief minister did not have time to console the martyr's wife Uma," the slain jawan's father, Ram Kumar said.

He said he will not perform the last rites of his son until the chief minister visits them at Kuthaura Bujurg village.

Singh's body had reached his native village late last night. He was among the five jawans killed in the suicide attack by two suspected Pakistani terrorists on a CRPF camp in Bemina area of Srinagar on Wednesday.

The chief minister had on Thursday announced Rs. 20 lakh financial assistance to Singh's family.

However, the jawan's family members were disappointed over none of the government's representatives visiting them.

Some senior officials, including the district magistrate, are present in the village.

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