Last rites of Border Security Force head constable Prem Sagar, who was killed and beheaded by Pakistan on Monday, were held on Wednesday after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath spoke to the family.
Earlier, Sagar’s son had said that the last rites of his father would not be performed until the chief minister arrives at their hometown in Deoria.
According to media reports, the chief minister has promised to visit the village of the martyr soon.
The mortal remains of the braveheart were brought to his village amid slogans in his praise by hundreds of villagers, who had gathered to pay their respect to the departed soul.
Soon after the arrival of his body, the daughter of Sagar had demanded ’50 heads in return’ of her father’s life.
“His sacrifice should not be forgotten. We want 50 heads in return for his life,” said Saroj while consoling her mother, who was still coming to terms with her husband’s gruesome death.
The relatives of the late solider also rebuked the Centre’s ‘lax attitude’ against Pakistan, and asserted that due to the government’s inaction, such brutalities were happening again.
The Pakistan Army on Monday had mutilated the bodies of Sagar and Naib subedar Paramjit Singh, who were killed earlier in a ceasefire violation at Jammu and Kashmir’s Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district.
IMAGE: Assistant Director General, Border Security Forces Western Command, Kamal Nayan Choubey, centre, pays his respects to Head Constable Prem Sagar during a wreath laying ceremony in Jammu. Photograph: PTI Photo