Her father, Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, attained martyrdom in the Poonch sector of J&K but Khushdeep Kaur, the younger daughter of the soldier, will not be facing problems at least in her education.
An IAS couple from Himachal Pradesh has decided to bear all expenses of the 12-year-old daughter of the martyr till her marriage.
Yunus Khan, deputy commissioner of Kullu and 2010-batch IAS officer, and his 2011-batch IPS officer wife Anjum Ara have decided to take care of Khushdeep.
Ara told the media that the girl will stay with her family.
“We will be paying for all her expenses and meeting her from time to time to know about her problems and solve them. If she wants to become an IAS or IPS officer or choose some other career, we are there to help,” she said.
Yunus said that they are merely doing their “duty as responsible citizens” adding that the couple will be by Kushdeep’s side “throughout her life”.
Khushdeep studies in Class 7 in Goindwal Sahib, 12 km from Vain Poin village in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. She has a twin brother, Sahildeep Singh, and elder sister, Simardeep Kaur, who is 15.
Their 42-year-old father belong to the Army’s 22 Sikh Infantry and was one of the two jawans beheaded on May 1 by Pakistani BAT troops. The other jawan was head constable Prem Sagar of the BSF’s 200th Battalion.