· Body of Tarun Gupta was recovered on Saturday evening
· Family members did not recognize the body
· Later confirmed today
· Last rites performed in Jammu
After refusing to identify the body found from Seri River on Saturday evening, later, relatives of 39-year-old BSF’s Deputy Commander Tarun Gupta confirmed that the body was of Tarun, the Dy Commandant, who along with his driver and the jeep they were in, was swept into the flooded river at Rajouri district, while patrolling LoC on 27 July at 3am.
The body of Tarun Gupta was completely soaked in water and was unrecognizable.
Hundreds of BSF and Army personnel carried out a joint operation to rescue the Commandant and his driver Sepoy Uday Kumar. Uday Kumar’s body was recovered on Friday and nearly after 24 hours, the rescue team found Tarun Gupta’s body.
Tarun Gupta’s last rites were observed at Jammu Kashmir where his mother and wife with other relatives are present. Some local media reported that the body of the slain soldier will brought to Udaipur but as per the information given by Hariprasad Gupta, the funeral ceremony took place at 2 PM today at Jammu. [Read more...]