Martyr Rajendra Kumar cremated with full state honour

Jammu, Sept 12: Head Constable Rajendra Kumar who lost his life fighting terrorists in Poonch was cremated with full state honour on Sunday.

His martyrdom not only saved Army Brigade Headquarters but also hundreds of locals who were performing puja in the nearby temple.


” His martyrdom is incredibly painful but he gave his own life in order to save the lives of countless other people there. I am proud of him, “said Johnny Williams DIG Rajouri-Poonch range.

Rajendra was fondly called as Raju by his family members and friends. Being the youngest child, he was also the spoilt one but he always wanted to serve his nation by joining police force.


Prior to joining police department, he had worked in SOJ and later in CID. He always performed his duty with dedication and sincerity. When the insurgency was at its peak in the state, he killed dozens of terrorists and saved his country and countrymen.

Rajendra is survived by his mother Basant Devi, wife Anjana Sharma and daughter Anshika Sharma. His father passed away last year due to heart attack.

His mother says, “In the morning he was sitting in my room and was talking to his daughter. After that he got a phone call and started preparing to go out. I had made breakfast for him but he even did not have that. He told me that he will be back in few minutes. After he left we got a call that he has been injured in a police encounter and after 2 hours we got another call that he has been martyred.”

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