On Wednesday, Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again and killed Samundra Singh Choudhary’s 34-years-old son Jitendra Singh. The father was on his way back to Jaipur from Jammu after meeting his son and heard the news of the demise. His son was posted as assistant commandant with the border force in Samba district of J&K.
Singh, father of assistant commandant said, “Barely six hours ago, he had hugged me at Jammu railway station. I got the news of his death when I was still travelling.” After hearing the news, his wife suffered bouts of unconsciousness.
Rajat Path area house in Jaipur where the family of martyr Jitendra lives had been teeming with visitors. Everyone including residents of far-off areas is reaching to meet the family. The news of Jitendra’s martyrdom spread through WhatsApp groups and local news channels.
Singh tried holding back tears in his eyes while narrating the moment of proud, “Now is the time to take strict and resolute action against Pakistan.”
The father of Jitendra said, “My son had called me a few days ago and insisted that I visit him in Jammu before he is promoted to the rank of deputy commandant and transferred.” Jitendra is survived by his wife Renu and a three-year-old son named Yash.
The family is residential of Jaipur and they are native of Bharatpur district. In 2011, Jitendra had joined BSF. He was a brilliant student and had won many debates and competitions. But, joining the army was his dream.
In the same ceasefire, 28-years-old BSF constable Hans Raj Gujjar also attained martyrdom. Gujjar had promised his wife that he would meet their newborn son on Wednesday but couldn’t fulfil his promise.
A relative of Gujjar, Pritam said, “On June 15, we had organized an event for his son. We were waiting for him to come to Alwar by Wednesday or Thursday. Instead, we are now waiting for his coffin.” The family got the news of his demise on Wednesday. His family and entire village were busy in preparation of a grand celebration for Gujjar’s newborn. Martyr Gujjar hailed from Mugalpur and is survived by his wife Manju and two kids.
In the same firing, Ram Niwas Yadav, 52 who was posted as assistant sub-inspector with the BSF also attained martyrdom. The entire village Sikar, Dabla is in grief with the news. Yadav is the third BSF personnel from Rajasthan who has attained martyrdom in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan.