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Happy, thankful he is getting Shaurya Chakra but his death shattered me, says mother of rifleman Aurangzeb

Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 15:-  Hours after the government announced the prestigious Shaurya Chakra gallantry award to rifleman Aurangzeb (posthumously), his mother on Tuesday expressed her gratitude and happiness that the award is being conferred on him. She, however, regretted that the death of his son has shattered her.

Speaking to reporters, she said, “I am happy and thankful that he is getting the Shaurya Chakra but I am sad that he is no longer there with us. His death has shattered me.”

The award will be given to him for the bravery that was displayed by him while being posted in Jammu and Kashmir. Rifleman Aurangzeb was on his way back home after completing his duty when he was surrounded by a group of heavily-armed terrorists and kidnapped at gunpoint. His bullet-ridden body was later found by a team of police and Army at Gussu village, about 10-km away from Kalampora, in Pulwama district on June 14.

He belonged to 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and was posted at the 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Shadimarg in Shopian. He was a part of Major Rohit Shukla’s team that eliminated top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sameer Tiger. Reports said that four terrorists – two from Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and two Hizbul Mujahideen – were behind the abduction and cold-blooded murder of Aurangzeb. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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