Srinagar, June 20: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday met the family of Sepoy Aurangzeb in Jammu and Kasmir’s Poonch.
After meeting the family of Aurangzeb, she told media,” have spent some time here. One message I can take back from here is that here’s a family, here’s a martyr, who stands out as an inspiration for the entire nation”.
The slain soldier’s father has also served in the Indian Army.
#WATCH: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets the family of Sepoy Aurangzeb in J&K's Poonch. Aurangzeb was abducted from Pulwama by terrorists and later his bullet-ridden body was recovered on June 14, #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/xv2sobrq18
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earlier on Monday, Army chief General Bipin Rawat also visited the family.
Aurangzeb was brutally killed in Pulwama district.
The soldier was on way to join his family on the occasion of Eid when the militants intercepted the vehicle in which Aurangzeb was travelling to Shopian, from where he would take another vehicle for Poonch.
A video released by the militant group that kidnapped Aurangzeb showed him bravely acknowledging that he was a soldier of the Indian Army and had participated in anti-militancy operations in the valley.