While funeral of Vijay Rai took place in his village in Maner block of Patna district, that of Shambhu Saran Singh in Bhojpur district and Prem Nath Singh and Raghunandan Prasad in Saran district.
Last rites of Vijay Rai was performed on the bank of the river Ganga at his native village Bayapur in Maner block of Patna district.
His six-year-old son Vivek lit the funeral pyre amid chant of hymns and slogan “Vijay Rai Amar Rahe.”
His colleagues from Danapur regiment and those from Bihar police also paid their respect to the departed soul.
Thousands of people from the jawan’s village and adjacent areas gathered at the funeral site to pay their respect to the departed soldier.
Slogans lauding Vijay Rai and anger against Pakistan for the audacious killing of soldiers rant the air.
On Wednesday, the wife of Vijay Rai had refused to take the Rs 10 lakh compensation offered by the state government and demanded military action instead.
Bihar Industries Minister Renu Kushwaha laid a wreath on behalf of the state government.
Political leaders from different parties including Ravi Shankar Prasad and C P Thakur (BJP), Bhai Birendra (RJD) besides senior officials were present,Lokjanshakti Party (LJP) President Ramvilas Paswan visited the house of the slain jawan and condoled Vijay Rai’s death.
The bodies of the four soldiers were flown by a special Air Force plane at the Jai Prakash Narayan airport on Wednesday night.
People turned emotional when Vivek, six-year-old son of Vijay Rai, consoled his mother and grandmother and said he would join army to avenge killing of his father.
A report from Ara, headquarter of the district, said that the funeral of Shambhu Sharan Singh took place in his native village Harnahi of Bhojpur district.
Amid chant of hymns, his two-year-old son Piyush lit the pyre.
A large number of army personnel from Danapur regiment, District Magistrate Pankaj Kumar Lal and Superintendent of Police Satyabir Singh took part in the funeral.
Bihar Minister Shyam Rajak also paid last respect.
When District Magistrate told Triloki Rai, uncle of Sharan, that compensation of Rs 10 lakh announced by the state government would be send to his home, he said, “We don’t want compensation but military action against Pakistan.”
Funeral of Prem Nath Singh took place at Simaria ghat on the bank of river Saryu in Saran district.His two-and-a-half year-old son Prateek lit the pyre amid chant of vedic hymns.
Army personnel from Danapur regiment and also from Jammu participated in the cremation.
Former Bihar minister and BJP leader Janardan Singh Sigriwal besides district officials were present.
Mortal remains of Lance Naik Raghunandan Prasad was consigned to flames at Dubhaigarh ghat on the bank of river Saryu in Saran district. His uncle Tribhuban Prasad lit the pyre of the 23-year-old soldier, who was unmarried.
Armymen from Danapur regiment, DM Saran Abhijit Sinha, SP Sujit Kumar, BJP MLA Janak Singh, former RJD minister Udit Rai and JD(U) MLA Manoranjan Singh were also present during cremation.