THANE: Thousands of mourners today bid an emotional adieu to Major Kaustubh Rane, who was killed while foiling an infiltration bid by terrorists from Pakistan on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
People lined up the roads in Rane’s native place Mira Road on the outskirts of Mumbai and many showered flowers as a flower-bedecked military truck carrying the mortal remains moved slowly towards the cremation ground.
A stretch of the route was carpeted with yellow flowers for the funeral procession of the brave soldier whose body in a casket was draped in the national tricolor.
The entire township was in a state of mourning.
Rane was cremated with full military honours amid 21-gun salute and slogans like ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Major Kaustuch Rane Amar Rahe’. (AGENCIES)