Two soldiers from Bengal among Uri martyrs
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Two braveheart soldiers from West Bengal were among the 17 army men killed in Uri terrorist attack in the early hours of Sunday.
Sepoys Gangadhar Dolui from Howrah district and Biswajit Garai from South 24-Parganas district died when four heavily armed suicide militants attacked the army camp at the rear administrative base at Uri.
Dolui hailed from Jamuna Balia village, while Garai was a resident of Ganga Sagar.
The mortal remains of the martyrs are scheduled to be brought to Kolkata via Ranchi on Monday evening.
Meanwhile, the sense of shock at the sudden death of the soldiers has given way to seething rage among the relatives and neighbours of Dolui.
“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack at Uri. Indian government should take stern steps so that such incidents do not happen again,” said Dolui’s father.
Another soldier dies, Uri toll reaches 18
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A 20-year-old soldier injured in the Uri terror attack died of injuries in a Delhi hospital on Monday, taking the toll to 18, officials said.
The soldier, identified as K.V. Janardan, died at the Army Research and Referral Hospital, a hospital official told IANS over phone.
“He lost his battle with life at 11.30 a.m. this morning,” the official said.
Janardan was among three soldiers flown to Delhi for treatment following injuries sustained in Sunday’s fidayeen attack in an army base camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.
At least 17 soldiers were martyred in Kashmir in the Sunday morning attack.