Uri attack soldier succumbs to injuries

Uri attack soldier succumbs to injuries

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) An Indian soldier who was injured during the recent terror attacks on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town, died here on Friday morning taking the total toll of martyrs to 19, officials said.

The soldier was identified as 35-year-old Raj Kishore Singh. He was admitted in the Army Research and Referral hospital a day after the September 18 attacks.

Raj Kishore Singh hailed from Piparpati village of Bihar’s Bhojpur district, 75 kms west of Patna. He was the youngest of three brothers.

He is survived by his wife Kanchan Devi and two children, 12-year old daughter, Suhani Kumari and 10-year old son, Hemant Singh.

Raj Kishore Singh’s niece told IANS that the family received the news around 3.30 a.m.

His elder brother Ashok Singh is also in the army, while the eldest Deni Madhav Singh, a former soldier retired three years ago.

Hemant Singh, son of the martyred soldier said that if given the opportunity, he too would join the army and serve the nation.

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