Hundreds of people participated in the last journey of the young Indian Army officer Major Chitresh Bisht in Uttarakhand on Monday. The officer was killed while defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) at Nowshera sector in J&K. The residence of Bisht family, located in Nehru Colony in Dehradun, was jam-packed with people right from early morning to catch a glimpse of the martyr.

Wrapped in Tricolor, the mortal remains of Major Chitresh Bisht arrived at Bisht family’s residence on Monday morning. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat laid a wreath on the body of the martyred Indian Army officer. Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and state Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj were among the other leaders to visit Nehru Colony to pay their last respects to the brave soldier. Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat said, “We will provide all support to the Bisht family.”

The mortal remains of Major Chitresh Bisht moved in an Army vehicle from Dehradun to Haridwar. With people chanting slogans praising the deceased officer, emotions ran high on the last journey of Major Bisht. The last rites of Chitresh were performed at Kharkhari in Haridwar.

A huge crowd gathered at the funeral site to pay their homage to the officer. The last rites were performed with full military and state honours.