Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday announced that a government job will be offered to the widow of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper H Guru, who was one among those martyred in a dastardly terror attack in J&K’s Pulwama district on Thursday (February 14).
At least 44 CRPF personnel lost their lives in Pulwama attack, in what was is one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir for the past 3 decades, as claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group.
“It is a heart-wrenching incident. The state government will provide a job to the widow (Kalavathi) of Guru who is from Mandya district in the state,” Kumaraswamy told the reporters at the press conference.
According to a tweet earlier, Chief Minister said he spoke to Guru’s family members over the phone and consoled them. Kumaraswamy tweeted, “Their grief is heart-wrenching. We are with them. I have instructed officials to speed up the compensation process.”
Guru, 33-year-old, from Gudigere village in Mandya district, belonged to the 82nd Battalion of the CRPF and was posted in Srinagar. His relatives told that Guru was at home on leave last week and left for J&K on February 11.
It has been learnt that Guru joined the CRPF in 2011 and was deployed in Jharkhand as part of the 94th Battalion before taking charge in Jammu and Kashmir.
His family members couldn’t control tears over his sudden death in the terror attack.
One of the family members told the local media in Kannada, “Though Guru’s mother feared for his life and asked him to quit the job and settle down in the native village, he told her that he was committed to serving the country and not to worry about his welfare.”
“Guru, who dedicated his life to the nation at a young age, was a role model for the youth of the country. I pray for his soul to rest in peace and give strength to his bereaved family,” Former Karnataka CM and BJP’s state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa tweeted in Kannada.
Former External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader SM Krishna too condemned the cowardly terror attack on the CRPF convoy and condoled Guru’s death.
“The imprint of Pakistan’s ISI is visible in the cowardly attack, going by the target chosen and the modus operandi of the terrorists,” said Krishna.