Mortal remains of Lance Naik Mool Raj, who was killed in Pathankot operations, were on Monday consigned to flames with full militarty honours at his native village here.
Mool Raj was such a man who always wanted to be in the thick of action, the family said. The father of two had fallen to the bullets of terrorists inside the airforce base, just a day after he returned to join his duties after celebrating the New Year with his family which consists his aged mother, wife and two college-going
Before returning to join his duties in Pathankot, he took a promise from his children that one day they would make him feel proud.
“Instead he made us proud! Though the lacuna that his absence has created in our life will never be fulfilled, but we are proud to have a father like him”, said Mool Raj’s Asish Kumar.
Mool Raj had joined the Defence Security Corps (DSC) after his retirement from the army 13 years ago. Thousands of people, including state minister Chander Prakash Ganga, senior Congress leader Manjeet Singh and senior defence official, bid their final adieu to the braveheart.