Relatives of slain soldier Paramjit Singh demand to see his body, say can’t believe it is him

Chanchal Chauhan
"Whose body is this? It is all behind this box! We are not being shown the body? Why?," asked the relatives of Paramjit Singh.

Srinagar, May 2: The relatives of Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of 22 Sikh Regiment demanded to see the mutilated body of the Indian soldier saying that how do they believe that the body is that of Paramjit and not of somebody else. They asked why have they not been allowed to see the body of him. “Whose body is this? It is all behind this box! We are not being shown the body? Why?,” asked the relatives of Paramjit Singh.

The bodies of slain Indian soldiers Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of 22 Sikh Regiment and Head Constable Prem Sagar 200 BSF Battalion were brought to their native places for the last rites a day after they were barbarously mutilated by a Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) when the team sneaked into Indian territory under cover of heavy shelling in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district on Monday, May 1.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed grave concern over the tense situation prevailing in the Valley and instructed Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra to work together with the state government in order to restore normalcy there. Singh chaired a meeting with the J&K governor Vohra and discussed the barbaric attack on the two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir. Rajnath Singh also stressed on the importance of taking stern action against the ones disturbing the environment.

Following the barbaric act, defence minister Arun Jaitley also assured the country that the sacrifice of the two soldiers will not go in vain while also assuring a stern action in responce to the mutilation. “This is a reprehensible and an inhuman act by our neighbour. Such acts don’t take place even during war, let alone peace. Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbarism,” said Jaitley. “The Indian government strongly condemns this act and the whole country has full confidence and faith in our armed forces, which will react appropriately to this inhuman act. The sacrifice of these soldiers will not go in vain,” he added.