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Manipur ambush: Sepoy Manjit Singh's body cremated

PTI 07 Jun 2015, 15:00:24 IST

Pathankot:  Mortal remains of sepoy Manjit Singh, who was killed in an ambush in Manipur, were consigned to flames today with full military and state honours at his native village Akhwana.

Wrapped in Tricolour, the martyr's body was brought to the cremation ground in an army vehicle by officers and jawans of Dogra Regiment.Manjit's brother Sandeep Singh lit the pyre and performed the last rites.

People from all walks of life attended the cremation and paid tribute to the martyr.

Major General Dinesh Agnihotri, MLAs Ashwani Kumar, Seema Devi and Dinesh Babbu and other senior officers of the army and district administration were present during the cremation.

The MLAs assured the bereaved family all type of assistance on behalf of Punjab Government.26-year-old Manjit Singh was among 18 army personnel who were killed in an ambush in Manipur's Chandel district on June 4.