He unfurled and saluted the national flag at the office of CRPF’s Deputy Inspector General in Srinagar. Just after the half-an-hour ceremony, he rushed to the spot where he killed two terrorists before being martyred.  

Kumar read out a message by DG CRPF for jawans on the occasion and said, “We are not only faced with terrorism but also stone pelting in Kashmir. I urge you to undertake the duties assigned to you honestly to uphold the integrity, solidarity and freedom of that we achieved after immense struggle.’

Kumar was rushed to the hospital in Srinagar after a bullet fired by a terrorist hit him in the neck. But by noon he was declared dead.

Eight CRPF men were also injured in the encounter while a Jammu and Kashmir police officer, who was shot in the head, is battling for his life.

The last rites of CRPF commandant Pramod Kumar were organised at his hometown in Jharkhand on Tuesday. His mortal remains were brought to Jamtara earlier in the day and were handed over to his family.

He is survived by his wife, six-year-old daughter, and 63-year-old father.

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