Cap­tured sol­dier’s grand­mother dies

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

MUMBAI: Li­l­abai Patil, grand­mother of Chandu Cha­van from Dhule, died on Fri­day af­ter hear­ing that the 22-yearold In­dian Army sol­dier is in the cus­tody of Pak­istani army for stray­ing across the across the Line of Con­trol (LOC) af­ter Wed­nes­day’s sur­gi­cal strikes, ac­cord­ing to re­ports on Marathi news chan­nel IBN Lok­mat.

Cha­van, who hails from Borvi­hir vil­lage, had joined the Army in 2012. He was de­ployed with the Rashtriya Ri­fles bat­tal­ion 36and­was­poste­datPoon­chon­the In­dia-Pak­istan bor­der. Another re­port in Sakal Times said Patil died of car­diac ar­rest af­ter she heard news of his cap­ture.


Chandu Cha­van was from Dhule.

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