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Maharashtra: Last rites of BSF jawan Nitin Subhash held in Sangli

Updated: Oct 31, 2016 09:12 IST

Sangli (Maharashtra) [India], Oct. 31 (ANI): The last rites of Border Security Force (BSF) constable Nitin Subhash Koli, who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Machil Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, were performed in Maharashtra's Sangli district this morning.

His whole family was seen in pain and tears as they bid their final goodbye to the braveheart.

Koli of the 156 battalion received serious injuries at Boriwalla Post in Machil Sector during heavy shelling by Pakistan late Friday night. He succumbed to his injuries in a nearby military hospital a few hours later.

"Saluting brave martyr Nitin Koli(Sangli) who lost his life protecting our nation at Indo-Pak border. We stand with his family in tough times. Salutes to constable Koli Nitin Subhash who martyred retaliating #Pak fire in #Kashmir. This brave heart had joined #BSF in 2008," Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said on Twitter while paying tributes to the braveheart.

Koli is survived by his parents Subhash and Suman, younger brother, wife Samapada and two sons Devraj (4) and Yuvraj (2). (ANI)