Friday, February 18, 2011

BSF soldier laid to rest

From Deccan Herald
Gonikoppa, Feb 16, DHNS:

The body of Border Security Force (BSF) Soldier Atrangada P Kiran (34) was laid to rest with all the government honours at Kunda in Gonikoppa on Wednesday.

BSF Soldier Kiran’s wife Prathima weeping before the body at Kunda in Gonikoppa on Wednesday. DH PhotoHe passed away while on duty following brief illness. The body was brought from Kolkata. A pall of gloom descended on Kunda village on Monday as the mortal remains of Border Security Force soldier was brought to his native by BSF Sub Inspector Subbaraj. He was serving in 37th BSF for the last 13 years. He died on February 14 at Kolkatta and his body was brought to Bangalore by flight. From Bangalore, it was brought in military vehicle. As the body reached Ane Chowkur Gate, Tahsildar Hanumantharayappa, Sub Inspector Sureshkumar, ZP member Kodandera Ganapati placed wreath on the body.

As a mark of respect, the BSF personnel who had come from Bangalore along with the body and DAR fired three rounds in the air. Later, the national flag draped on the coffin carrying the body of Kiran was folded and handed over to his brother Suvin. It was said that Kiran had left home one month ago. He had repaired his house and had recently purchased a car.

The family had dependent on him. He got married five years ago.

Mother hospitalised

As Kiran’s mother had attempted suicide hearing the death of her son, is in the hospital, she could not see the body of her son.

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