Tirunelveli: As the mortal remains of CRPF jawan, G Subramanian, reached his native village, Sivalaperi, in Thoothukudi district around 4 pm on Saturday, tears of the villagers turned into anger against Pakistan as they raised anti-Pakistan slogans.
People had been lining up from the morning itself to pay homage to the martyr’s photo kept in his parental house, though the body reached its hometown only by evening.
Cutting across party lines, political leaders including Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, state ministers Kadambur C Raju and Rajalakshmi, MLAs Vasanthakumar, Thangam Thennarasu, Geetha Jeevan and Anitha S Radhakrishnan, and several other leaders from the southern districts paid floral tributes to the mortal remains of the martyr, which was later buried near his house in their ancestral land.
Adhering to tradition, Subramanian’s body was taken to the funeral ground by sounding horns. Following a 21 gun salute, the national flag which covered the coffin was removed and handed over to the jawan’s father.
Earlier, while the vehicle carrying the body was on its way to the native place, hundreds of college students lined up on either side of the national highway holding the Tri-colour at Kovilpatti, and showered flowers at the vehicle as shouts of ‘Jai Hind’ rented the air.
Calling for revenge on Pakistan, the villagers burnt the Pakistani flag for the neighbour’s terror activities in India....