(Riya Saha, Intern Journalist )Kuldeep Oraon of Sahebganj who was a head constable with the 118 battalions of CRPF was killed in an encounter with militants in Malbagh area on the outskirts of Srinagar late on Thursday night.
Kuldeep, 38, was a part of the CRPF’s quick action team (QAT) performing search and cordon operations in Srinagar.
Kuldeep joined CRPF in 2001. His spouse is a constable with West Bengal police. They have two children, a nine-year-old boy, and a five-year-old girl.
“They are on way to Sahebganj from Calcutta. The mortal remains of my son is expected by Saturday morning,” said Ghanshyam Oraon, a retired CRPF jawan.
As news of Kuldeep’s death reached his village, local residents were shrouded in grief and offered condolences to the family. Father Ghanshyam, who lives in Sahebganj with his elder son and his family, did not allow himself to be overcome by grief.
Instead, he said he is proud to be Kuldeep’s father.