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Mortal remains of slain jawan brought home


PTI, Jun 6, 2020, 7:56 PM IST

Coimbatore: The mortal remains of an Army jawan, killed in action along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu, were brought at Sulur Air Force Station near here on Saturday.

The body of P Mathiazhagan (40) was brought by a special flight from Delhi and kept for homage, police said.

Later, the body was taken to his native place of Edappadi in Salem district by a special vehicle by road. He was killed on Thursday. He had joined the army in 1999.

The soldier is survived by his wife and two children. Mathiazhagan belonged to the 17th Madras Regiment and hailed from Vethilaikarankadu village in the district.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisamy had announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the family.

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