Martyred soldier from Vijayapura had got engaged a few months ago

 The tears of Siachen martyr Hanmanthappa Koppad’s parents have still not dried and another brave soldier of Savalasang village in Vijayapura district fell to militants’ bullets in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

Martyred soldier Sahadev Maruti More (26) of Savalasang in Indi taluk was hit by a bullet while bravely fighting militants. He was immediately shifted to hospital but died without responding to treatment. Indian Army officers conveyed the news to his family, who are in a state of shock. 

The deceased soldier had got engaged only a few months ago during his visit to his village. After his vacation, he was posted to the Kupwara region to take on militants. He is said to have fought bravely trying to repel the militant attack but was hit by a bullet. More, who had joined the army five years ago, leaves behind his mother Rukmabai, two brothers and two sisters and the girl to whom he was engaged. One of his brothers, Amoghasidda, is  serving with the Border  Security Force (BSF).

Deputy commissioner D Randeep, quoting Army sources, confirmed that More was martyred fighting militants in the Kupwara region of Jammu & Kashmir.

 District-in-charge Minister M B Patil, in a press release, mourned the death of More and instructed the district administration to decide the route for taking the soldier’s body to his village and other modalities related to his last rites. He has spoken to the chief minister seeking adequate compensation for the martyr’s dependents.  Patil is scheduled to visit Savalasang on Sunday to offer condolences to the bereaved family.

Siachen victims’ bodies to reach villages today

The body of T T Nagesh, a soldier from Hassan district who died in the Siachen avalance, is expected to reach his village on Sunday morning.

The body will be flown to Bengaluru via Delhi and Hyderabad at 10 am and later, it will be shifted to Tejuru village in Hassan. Annappa, a family member, said that the last rites will be performed at the village on Monday 11 am.

Similarly, the body of P N Mahesha, a resident of HD Kote and a native of Pashupathi village in KR Nagar taluk will reach Mysuru by 2 pm on Sunday.


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