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Gloom in Ambala village after death of armyman in J&K

Vikramjit, who was in 36 Rastriya Rifles, was killed during a gunbattle on Monday with the terrorists at Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

punjab Updated: Aug 08, 2018 11:35 IST
Dev Sarup Mathur
Dev Sarup Mathur
Hindustan Times, Ambala
Ambala,J&K,armyman in J&K
Lance Naik Vikramjit Singh(HT photo)

A pall of gloom descended on Tepla village on Ambala- Jagadhri road on Tuesday when the news of death of Lance Naik Vikramjit Singh, 26, reached there.

Vikramjit, who was in 36 Rastriya Rifles, was killed during a gunbattle on Monday with the terrorists at Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Vikramjit was married on January 15 this year.

Sources close to his family said his body would be brought here on Wednesday morning and the cremation would take place in the evening with full military honours. Four terrorists were killed during the counter-insurgency operation in at Gurez sector.

Vikramjit’s younger brother Monu Singh is also in the army and is currently posted in Assam. His father Baljinder Singh is farmer and mother Kamlesh Kaur is a home maker.

He is survived by his wife Harpreet Kaur, parents and a brother.

Village Sarpanch Sumneet Kaur said over 200 youths from the village are in the army and Vikramjit is the fourth in the village to have attained martyrdom.

He added that Major Gurpreet Singh of the village was killed during the Kargil war.

Vikramjit’s father Baljinder Singh said, “Though I am shocked to have lost my son, but I am proud of his sacrifice for the country.” He said his son had joined the army five years back.

Meanwhile, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Shakti Singh visited the martyr’s house.

Khattar expresses grief

Meanwhile, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has expressed grief over the demise of Vikramjit. “The sacrifice made by Vikram Jit Singh would not go in vain and he would always be remembered for his courage and bravery,” Khattar said in a condolence message.

First Published: Aug 08, 2018 11:31 IST