Bhopal: The state government on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs one crore, a house and a government job to a family member of Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar, who sacrificed his life in Kashmir two days ago. The mortal remains of Tomar were consigned to flames with full military honours at his native village in Morena district.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the announcements on his Twitter handle. He also promised to install a statue of Tomar and name the site in his honour.
Family members and residents of Tarsama village bade tearful adieu to the martyred soldier and raised anti-Pakistan slogans at his funeral. As the mortal remains of Tomar were brought to Tarsama in an Army vehicle, thousands of people reached the village.
Naib Subedar Tomar’s 10-year-old son Neeraj lit the funeral pyre resolving to join the Army. “I will join the Army to take revenge from Pakistan,” he said.
The 42-year-old junior commissioned officer was killed on Saturday after Pakistani army fired on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The last rites were performed with full military honours at Tomar’s ancestral village Tarsama. A large number of people gathered to pay their respects to the brave solider.
Tomar is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. On behalf of the state government, health minister Narottam Mishra paid rich floral tributes to the martyred soldier.
Mishra announced an ex-gratia of Rs one crore, a house and a government job to a family member of the soldier.