Lance Naik Hemraj was one of the two Indian soldiers brutally killed by Pakistani troops on LOC near Mendhar sector of jammu on 8th janury 2013. He was a resident of village Khairar in Mathura Uttar pradesh.He was bruttaly beheaded by pakistani soldiers and his head was missing from site of incident.
Thirty-two-year-old Lance Naik Hemraj was to board a train to Mathura on February 7 to go home to his family in Sher Nagar village, 17km from Kosi town in Mathura district. His family, including his unemployed brother, which lives in a dilapidated two-room house had an additional reason to welcome him home. He had promised to have the house cemented on his return.But instead of a home-loving and popular man, the headless body of the lance naik was brought back to his village and cremated on Wednesday.
Hemraj’s wife Dharamvati, 28, the mother of their three children aged 3, 5 and 7, wailed inconsolably. His elder brother Puran Singh said, “The government should get my brother’s head back to give his body its dignity.”
Grieving residents of the village said they were angry at the cowardly and barbaric manner in which Hemraj was killed by Pakistani troops but were proud that a son of soil made the supreme sacrifice for the nation.
Village gram pradhan Dharamveer recalled, “I knew Hemraj for years as he was my junior in school. He had a dream to join the army and serve the nation.”
“Our Prime Minister and home minister should act tough and ensure that a befitting reply is given for this cowardly act. There is no room for discussion left and it is time for some tough talking,” Dharamveer added.