Jaisalmer army jawan Rajendra Singh martyred in Jammu
Jaipur: A 25-year-old army jawan from Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan – Rajendra Singh – was martyred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. He was part of a team of army personnel who killed three terrorists in ‘Operation Trishakti’ at Batot in Ramban district of Jammu region. Rajendra was martyred during the encounter with the terrorists. The news of his death shocked his family members and villagers. His wife fell unconscious when she came to know about the tragedy. His 2-year-old son still has no clue that he has lost his father.
Rajendra Singh was a resident of Mohangarh village in Jaisalmer. His body will was brought to Jaisalmer airforce station in an aircraft on Monday and it will be kept at the best for the night and then will be taken to his native village by road on Monday.
Rajendra comes from a family of army men. His father Sanwal Singh Satta served in the army. Rajendra is survived by his wife and a 2-year-old son. He has two brothers, but he was the bread earner for the family after the death of his father.
Rajendra was married three years ago. His wife Jamana Kanwar is in a state of shock ever since she was told about her husband’s demise. Rajendra Singh had visited his village nearly a month ago. The relatives said that when he left the village for duty after spending a few days, he had promised to come back soon.
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and other political leaders expressed grief over the incident. His body will be consigned to flames on Monday afternoon.