On Diwali, a Father Awaits Mortal Remains of Son Martyred at the LoC


    On Diwali, a Dad Waits For Mortal Remains of Child Martyred at the LoC

    A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrols near India-Pakistan international border, on the outskirts of Jammu, on November 14, 2020. (PTI Photo)

    A Border Security Force (BSF) workers patrols near India-Pakistan international border, on the borders of Jammu, on November 14,2020 (PTI Picture)

    Jawan Hrishikesh Jondhale was among four Army personnel were eliminated during cross-LoC firing by Pakistani soldiers in Gurez and Uri sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.

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    • Last Updated: November 14, 2020, 21: 19 IST
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    Pune: Army jawan Hrishikesh Jondhale had actually last spoken with his mother in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra on phone on Wednesday prior to he was killed in cross-border firings by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Kashmir, remembered his dad on Saturday who is now waiting on the mortal remains of his child to show up.

    Jondhale (20) hailed from Bahirewadi town in Ajra tehsil of the western Maharashtra district.

    He was amongst four personnel of the Army who were killed throughout cross LOC shooting by Pakistani soldiers in Gurez and Uri sectors in Jammu and Kashmir. A BSF sub-inspector and six civilians were also killed in the numerous ceasefire offenses by Pakistan.

    While speaking with PTI, the martyred soldier’s father Ramchandra Jondhale said his kid had gotten back on leave prior to the coronavirus– caused lockdown came into force. “He was on leave till April 1. However, due to the lockdown, he needed to remain at home and might resume responsibility just in June. On Wednesday, Hrishikesh spoke to his mom on phone,” remembered Ramchandra Jondhale, his voice choking.

    Town sarpanch Sunil Chavan said they are awaiting Hrishikesh Jondhale’s mortal remains to show up. “His last rites will be carried out on the premises of a school,” he said.

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