As BK Yadav was getting a hero's farewell in Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar today, there were promises of financial assistance for the family in his native state, Bihar. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced 11 lakh rupees and Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das, 2 lakh.
His family in a small village in Bhagalpur district, Kamalchak, said all that they wanted for BK Yadav's supreme sacrifice was death for Pakistani terrorists.
"We want 100 Pakistani terrorists' heads for my father's sacrifice," his daughter Sushma Kumari said, according to news agency IANS.
The 18-year-old said until the government avenged her father's death, any talk about dialogue with Pakistan was useless to her.
"We want strong action against Pakistani terrorists," she said.
At a ceremony to let the fallen soldier's colleagues pay their last respect, BSF chief KK Sharma spoke with pride about the soldiers had repulsed the terror attack at the force's campus right next to the Srinagar airport.
The top officer said no one could prevent terrorists ready to commit suicide from mounting an attack. What was important was how the security forces responded to them.
"I am sure you know the kind of damage done in suicide attacks in the past. By comparison, you can say the BSF has acquitted itself very well and I am proud of the boys," director general KK Sharma said.