Jaipur: The body of 26-year-old Lokendra Singh Shekhawat will arrive ate his native place Nathusar near Shrimadhopur in Sikar district on Monday. He will be cremated with full army honors. Hundreds of people from Nathusar and nearby villages gathered at the martyr’s house to condole the wife and family members of Lokendra Singh. He is survived by his wife and a 6-month-old son.
The village mourned the death of Lokendra Singh who was killed in a Naxal attack in Chhatishgarh’s Kanker district on Sunday. Lokendra Singh had joined BSF as constable in 2012 and was currently posted in BSF 114 battalion.
After the villagers got the news of Lokendra’s death, they didn’t inform his wife because the family was busy making preparations for a function called ‘Jadula’ celebrated after the birth of a child. Women in the family were singing native songs to celebrate the occasion when the villagers received the news of Lokendra’s death.
Lokendra had visited his family in May and spent his one-month holiday in the village. He promised his family members that he would come back to attend the house warming ceremony that was scheduled to take place on August 5.
Lokesh married Anu Kanwar, a resident of Nagaur district in December, 2005.
“Everyone in the village will always keep the great memories of Lokendra. He respected elders in the village and used to visit almost every household when he would come on holidays. Lokesh’s father Mahendra and elder brother Kuldeep are farmers,” said a villager.
First published: July 16, 2018