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Bring 50 Pakistani heads for my father’s sacrifice, says slain BSF jawan’s daughter

Anti-Pakistan slogans were heard around Deoria’s Tikampur, the village of the slain BSF man.

india Updated: May 03, 2017 00:02 IST
Abdul Jadid
Abdul Jadid
Gorakhpur, Hindustan Times
Pakistan Army,Indian Army,Martyrs
Assistant director general of Border Security Force's Western Command Kamal Nayan Choubey (C) pays his respects to head constable Prem Sagar during a wreath laying ceremony in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

The family members of slain Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Prem Sagar, 50, on Tuesday demanded that India give Pakistan a befitting reply for killing him and Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh.

Pakistani troops had also mutilated the bodies of the two bravehearts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Anti-Pakistan slogans were heard around Deoria’s Tikampur, the village of the slain BSF man, a day after the incident.

Prem Sagar is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

The elder daughter Saroj said: “I want the PM to direct our soldiers to bring 50 heads of Pakistani personnel in lieu of the sacrifice made by my father.”

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ask the army to cross the LoC and retaliate,” said Daya Shankar, Prem Sagar’s younger brother who is an army jawan posted in Chhattisgarh (15th battalion).

“I also demand that the PM bear the expanses of Prem Sagar’s children Monika, 16, student of class 11, Ishwar Chand, postgraduate student, and Ran Vijay, 12,” he said. Saroj, the elder daughter, is married.

Daya Shankar rushed to the village soon after getting the news of his brother’s death.

Prem Sagar’s wife Gyanti was inconsolable and collapsed thrice. She last spoke to her husband on the phone barely two hours before the incident, the villagers said.

She had last met him during Holi after which he left the village to rejoin duty on March 25.

Village head Lal Mohammad, a close friend of Prem Sagar, said: “It is time to rethink India’s stand on Pakistan. The entire country as well as this village wants the government to teach Pakistan a lesson.”

He said the villagers wanted chief minister Yogi Adityanath to visit the braveheart’s village to console the bereaved family.

“Barring a few administrative and police officials, no big leader or minister has visited the martyr’s family. All we are hearing is that ministers Surya Pratap Shahi and Jai Prakash Nishad will arrive here,” he added.

The body reached Deoria town in the evening.

Subdivisional magistrate RK Yadav said all arrangements had been made to conduct the cremation with full state honours.

A senior official said bad weather in Jammu and Kashmir had led to a delay in bringing the body to the martyr's village by a helicopter earlier.

First Published: May 02, 2017 22:43 IST