Son of the martyred Border Security Force (BSF) Head Constable Narendra Singh spoke about his father’s martyrdom and his family’s life without him.
“It’s a matter of pride for us, not everyone gets to be draped in the tricolour,” he said. The family is proud of the sacrifice that his father made for the nation, he said pondering on about a life without him the sole breadwinner of the family.
Expressing helplessness, he questioned who will look after his family now that his father is no more. “My brother and I are unemployed. Sole bread-winner, my father, is gone while serving the nation. Now we’re proud but what happens after 2-3 days, when we don’t get any help?” he asked.
His words betrayed remorse for the many that are martyred along the border and LoC at the hands of the enemy and the families that are left behind to fight a lonely battle against deprivation.
“But we can’t just keep feeling proud. We are proud today, someone gets killed tomorrow, we will be proud again. We demand action from the authorities.” he lamented. He appealed to the authorities to provide help to his family.
Head Constable Narendra Singh was brutally murdered by Pakistani troops along the international border near Jammu on Tuesday.
Singh’s throat was slit and his mutilated body was recovered hours after he “crossed over inadvertently,” said the BSF. Singh had gone near the border fence to clear tall grass, said the BSF.
The firing of Pakistan side was retaliated by the patrol and they tactically extricated themselves. The patrol found one of their members missing,” the BSF said in a statement.
A search party was later sent in search of the missing jawan. His body was recovered 6 hours later.>