SRINAGAR: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) who lost his life after being trampled to death by an elephant in West Bengal was cremated in Kathua. It was cremation with full military honours, reports said.
Identified as Subedar Ram Singh of 25 Grenadiers, reports said he was on duty when a group of elephants attacked his post in Siliguri on August 6, causing his death.
Basically hailing from Doda, Singh’s family had migrated to Darhala belt of Kathua district. He was living in Airwan hamlet. Singh joined the army in September 1995 and was recently transferred from Leh to West Bengal. He had earlier a brief stint in Kashmir also.