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Body of soldier killed in Pak attack to arrive home in MP

January 09, 2013 15:27 IST

The mortal remains of Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh, who was one of the two soldiers killed in an attack by Pakistan army across the LoC, is likely to be brought here by this evening and the funeral is expected to take place on Thursday, official sources said.

A team of Madhya Pradesh police officials has reached his village here to receive the body of Sudhakar Singh, they said.

Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh, 30, hailed from Darhia village near Churhat in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.

He is survived by wife Durga Singh and a four-month-old son.

Singh had joined the Indian Army in 2002 and was working with the Rajputana Rifles Regiment.

Darhia village is a part of the Churhat Assembly constituency of Madhya Pradesh.

Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh, who represents Churhat in the House, said it was very sad that a valiant soldier had lost his life at the hands of Pakistani military men, who committed a brutal act.

Pakistani regular soldiers crossed into Indian territory in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday and ambushed an Indian patrol killing two soldiers, one of whom was decapitated.

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