Mortal remains of 2 Indians, among 39 killed in Iraq, consigned to flames in Nawanshahr

The mortal remains of two Indians, who were among the 39 killed in Iraq, were consigned to flames at their native villages in Punjab.

The remains of Parvinder Kumar of Jagatpur and Jasvir Singh of Mehandpur, both in Balachaur area, had arrived in a special aircraft at the Amritsar airport on Monday night.

Kumar was working as a carpenter in Mosul at the time of his abduction.

His six-year-old son Jaskaran lit the pyre. Kumar is survived by his father Jeet Ram, mother Krishna Devi, wife Anju and brother Gurdeep Singh.

In Mehandpur village, Jasvir Singh's brother Bhupinder Singh lit the pyre.

Jasvir Singh was 24 years when he went missing in Iraq. He was working in a construction company.

Local MLA Mangupur assured that besides arranging a government job for one member each of both the families, a financial relief of Rs 5 lakh, as announced by Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, would soon be given to them.

The mortal remains of Kamaljit Singh of Chhauni Kalan in Hoshiarpur district were also consigned to flames. Prem Singh, father of the deceased, lit the pyre.

Kamaljit Singh is survived by wife Harwinder Kaur, a son and a daughter.

The mortal remains of most of the dead were consigned to flames at their respective places, including Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala and Phagwara on Monday evening.

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