"We were promised sanction for a petrol pump, construction of a road and memorial in the village and renaming a village primary school in Sudesh's name by the BJP leaders, but none of the promises have been met," Sudesh's brother Manoj Kumar said.
Another brother of the martyr, Anil Kumar, said that they had lost trust in local leaders and that was why they were demanding that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should visit them. Sudesh's wife Kavita, mother Santosh Kumari, father Brahmpal Singh, Anil Kumar, and a number of villagers began their indefinite fast.
Sudesh, who was from Sambhal district, was killed when Pakistani Army fired on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control in Rajouri district.
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