Patna/Chhapra, Aug 7: The wife of a soldier, killed in an ambush by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector, today refused the compensation offered by the Bihar government and demanded military action instead.
“Can Rs 10 lakh compensation bring back my husband? We don't want compensation but strong military reply to Pakistan for killing my husband and other Indian soldiers,” a wailing Pushpa Rai, wife of jawan Vijay Rai told reporters at her native village at Bihta, about 50 km from here in rural Patna.
“How long will we accept attacks by Pakistan?...Our soldiers are killed and beheaded...We will not accept any thing less than a military action against Pakistan which is perpetrating attacks on our soldiers,” she added.
She was echoed by her husband's elder brother Rajkishore Rai.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin and state funeral to the four armymen from Bihar who were killed in the attack yesterday.
In Chapra, neighbours and friends of Lance Naik Premnath Singh, who was among the four martyrs, stopped a few trains including Licchvi Express and a passenger train at Kopa Samhauta station between Chhapra and Siwan demanding that the Centre take direct action against Pakistan.
Two other important trains in this section – Vaishali Express and Bihar Samparak Kranti were diverted due to agitations, official sources said.
Vijay Rai, who was recruited in Danapur Regiment in 2002, is survived by his wife a six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter.
His death has hit hard his mother Adhlagi Devi and sister Shakuntala Rai.
The jawan's father late Netlal Yadav had also served in the army as does his younger brother Ajay Rai.