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Amid anti-Pak sloganeering BSF bravehaeart Sambhu Satmura consigned to flames in Agartala

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 19:22 IST

East Pratapghar/Battala (West Tripura) [India], Nov 25 (ANI): Anti-Pakistan slogans filled the sky in Purba Pratapgarh as thousands of people gathered at the resident of slain Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Sambhu Satmura and the Battala cremation ground to bid adieu to the braveheart before his body was consigned to the flames on Friday.

The body of Satmura - who died in a landmine blast along the Indo-Pak border in Jamia Wali Gali area of Sawjian sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir - was flown here from Srinagar today.

From the airport, the coffin was taken to the martyrs' house in a BSF vehicle at around 12 in the noon. Hundreds of people stood on both sides of the road leading to his home from the airport to express their solidarity with the bereaved family and pay tribute to the braveheart. Family members broke into tears as the coffin rapped with Tricolour was brought to the house.

Besides commoners and relatives, Tripura Tourism Minister Ratan Bhowmik, many top officials of the state government and local political leaders paid tribute to the slain soldier.

The coffin of the soldier was, escorted by hundreds of youths on motorcycle and security forces, taken to the cremation ground, where large number of BSF officers, including Inspector General of Tripura Frontier J.B. Sangwan, DIGs and Commandants, attended the wreath laying, and the braveheart, who made the supreme sacrifice of his life for the cause of the nation, was given gun salutes before his body was consigned to the flames.

Maran Dey, a neighbour of the slain BSF soldier, said, "Pakistan is supplying terrorists throughout the world. Our soldiers, who are guarding our borders braving extreme climatic condition, are dying due to Pakistan. We cannot tolerate this anymore. The Indian Government must take steps to immediately stop Pakistan."

"After every incident, the government says they are looking into the matter, but nothing fruitful happens actually, and due to which our mothers are losing their children and wives becoming widows. We want the government to give a tough lesson to Pakistan," he added. (ANI)