Amid gloom the body of a young soldier, who died under mysterious circumstances in Uri sector on Thursday, was cremated with full military honours at Jammu’s Shastri Nagar crematorium on Sunday.
On Saturday his family members had placed his body at the busy Satwari Chowk in Jammu and disrupted traffic movement for over two hours.
Rifleman Rakshit Choudhary (21), was the son of Kuldeep Singh of Barota Camp in Ramgarh sector of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. The family currently lives in Sanjay Nagar area of Jammu city.
The family had alleged that something wrong was done to the soldier, who had a “passion to join the army and was a C certificate holder”.
The Army had stated that the soldier had died by suicide.
However, the soldier’s mother had outrightly refuted the Army’s claims saying, “How could he kill himself? I talked to him that morning at 8 am and he sounded cheerful. He was a bachelor and had no problem back home.”
“The mortal remains of the soldier were consigned to flames with full military honours”, a Defence spokesman said.
The family was outraged on Saturday morning when the body arrived in a private vehicle escorted by two soldiers in civilian clothes and who headed to their homes on leave.
The Army has already ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.