Bengaluru bids tearful adieu to Major killed in Nagrota

Bengaluru bids tearful adieu to Major killed in Nagrota

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-12-02 09:43 Bengaluru: Hundreds of people, including army officers, friends and relatives, bid an emotional adieu here on Thursday to Major Akshay Girish Kumar, who died in the gun battle when militants attacked an army base near Jammu.The armed forces gave a 21-gun salute to the mortal remains of the 31-year-old soldier before the last rites with military honours in the city's northern suburb.Kumar was one of the seven army men, including five soldiers killed in the fierce gunfight inside the Nagrota Cantonment, which also houses the 16 Corps headquarters. Three militants were also killed in the attack.Earlier in the day, Kumar's mortal remains were flown in from Jammu via New Delhi in a military aircraft to the Yelahanka Air Force station on the city's outskirts.His parents -- retired Wing Commander Girish Kumar and mother Meghana -- and his widow Sangeetha and their two-and-half-year-old daughter Naina accompanied the cortege carrying the body.Besides Karnataka Law