Last rites of soldier who died in boat accident performed

The last rites of Hanumanth Byali, the soldier from Konnur in the taluk, were performed at his village on Monday afternoon. Byali had died in a boat accident at Nakrot in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday night.

Byali’s body was brought to the village in an Army vehicle. Legislator B R Yavagal, deputy commissioner Prasanna Kumar and other dignitaries paid their last respects to the soldier.

The mortal remains were taken out in a procession on the streets of Konnur. Almost all people from the village accompanied the vehicle carrying the body during the procession. Some people climbed atop a mobile tower for a glimpse of the body.

Members of Byali’s family were inconsolable when the body was brought to their house.  District incharge minister H K Patil, member of parliament P C Gaddigouder, former minister C C Patil, senior police officers and a few religious leaders were present during the final rites at a site belonging to the Gram Panchayat.

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