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Family of slain jawan asks for body remains

January 11, 2013 23:16 IST

The wife and mother of martyred jawan Hemraj has demanded that the remains of the decapitated body be handed to them so that they can perform some rituals.

The family had earlier also demanded the same to Uttar Pradesh Minister Durga Prasad Yadav.

Shocked over the incident, both Hemraj's mother Meena Devi and his wife Dharmavati have refused to eat for the last few days.

29-year-old Hemraj hailed from Shernagar village in Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh.

On January 8, the two soldiers -- Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh -- were killed near the LoC by Pakistani troops. The jawans belonged to 13 Rajputana Rifles.

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