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Jhunjhunu martyr’s body consigned to flames

The jawan is survived by a four-year-old son and wife, who is nine months pregnant. Sheoram’s coffin was brought to Jaipur airport from Srinagar on Monday night. The funeral took place at his native Tiba village in Jhunjhunu district with military honors. The four-year-old son Khushank attended the funeral.

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February 19, 2019 6:20 pm
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Coffin of Martyr Sheo Ram taken from Airport

Jaipur: The last remains of army jawan Sheo Ram Siradhna who was martyred in the Pulwama encounter in Jammu and Kashmir were consigned to flames on Tuesday.

The jawan is survived by a four-year-old son and wife, who is nine months pregnant. Sheoram’s coffin was brought to Jaipur airport from Srinagar on Monday night. The funeral took place at his native Tiba village in Jhunjhunu district with military honors. The four-year-old son Khushank attended the funeral.

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An old picture of Martyr Sheo Ram with his son.

Sheoram was to come home on leave on February 20, said his family members.

Family members and villagers mourned the death of head constable Sheo Ram Siradhna after he was martyred in the Pulwama encounter on Monday.

Head constable Sheoram was the resident of Tiba village in Khetdi town in Jhunjhunu district and was stationed in the 55 RR company at Pulwama in Kashmir.

According to the relatives of the martyred soldier, Sheo Ram’s father Baluram died 35 years ago and his mother Sharali Devi took care of the family. Khushank says that he wants to be a soldier like his father when he grows up.

Sheoram had joined the army 16 years ago. He has three sisters and two brothers.  One of the brothers is also in the army while the other is studying.

Sheoram visited his family at Jhunjhunu last in December 2018. He promised his son that he will be back soon with a lot of gifts for him.

The 4-year-old has no clue about what has happened.

“Sheoram was about to take a long leave from his duty as my delivery date was approaching. He promised me that he will be home on February 20, said Sheoram’s wife.

Head constable Sheo Ram was among the four soldiers who were martyred in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pinglan area in Pulwama district on Monday. The army killed top commanders of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Abdul Rasheed Ghazi and Kamran. They were believed to be the masterminds behind Pulwana terror attack of February 14.

First published: February 19, 2019
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