Hundreds pay tribute to Kerala soldier P Adarsh killed in accident in Himachal Pradesh

The 27-year-old soldier was killed after a rock fell on a moving Army vehicle in Himachal Pradesh on 10 May.

ByPTI

Published May 13, 2024 | 7:47 PMUpdatedMay 13, 2024 | 7:47 PM

P Adarsh.

Hundreds of people paid their last respects to Indian Army soldier P Adarsh, who was killed in an accident in Himachal Pradesh, at his native place near Feroke in the Kozhikode district in Kerala on Monday, 13 May.

Hailing from Chungam near Feroke, the 27-year-old soldier was killed after a rock fell on a moving Army vehicle in Himachal Pradesh on 10 May, a Defence source said in Kozhikode.

The mortal remains of the soldier were brought to the international airport at nearby Karipur on Sunday night and were taken to his native place this morning.

Also Read: Kerala court hands life sentence to man for murder of 21-year-old woman 

Cremated with full military honours

A large number of people, including elderly people, women, and children, queued to catch a glimpse of his body when it was kept at his native place for public homage. Later, he was cremated with full military honours.

Family sources said Adarsh was married just a few months ago, and he returned to duty days after the marriage.

He had been serving in the Indian Army for the last seven years.

“He was a dear child to everyone in this place. His marriage happened just six months ago. He stayed with his wife for just a few days,” a family member said.

One of his friends recalled that serving in the Indian Army was Adarsh’s dream, and he had worked hard to get selected.

(Disclaimer: The headline, subheads, and intro of this report along with the photos may have been reworked by South First. The rest of the content is from a syndicated feed, and has been edited for style.)