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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 12:50 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 12:50 AM (IST)

Havildar from Doon martyred in Sunjuwan

Was injured in terror attack on military station
Havildar from Doon martyred in Sunjuwan
Havildar Rakesh Raturi

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, February 13

Havildar Rakesh Raturi (44) from Dehradun has succumbed to his injuries sustained in a terror attack on the Sunjuwan military station on the Jammu-Lakhanpur highway recently. His family was informed about his death late last evening.

Although Rakesh hailed from Pauri Garhwal, his family has been residing at Badowala village, Dehradun, for the past few years.

Rakesh had joined the Mahar Regiment of the Army in 1996. He had last visited his family in January.  He is survived by his wife Nanda Devi, son Nitin (17) and daughter Kiran (19). 

His uncle Shekranand Raturi said they were proud of Rakesh as he had sacrificed his life for the cause of the nation. 

Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat has expressed grief over the death of Rakesh. He prayed for the peace of the departed soul and promised all assistance to the martyr’s family.

The mortal remains of Rakesh are expected to reach Dehradun late this evening. The cremation will take place in Haridwar on Wednesday morning. 


Survived by wife, two children 

  • Rakesh had joined the Mahar Regiment of the Army in 1996 
  • He had last visited his family in January
  • He is survived by his wife Nanda Devi, son Nitin (17) and daughter Kiran (19)

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