Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday expressed condolences for the death of Private Aneesh Thomas, who was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops using heavy fire along the line. control in Jammu and Kashmir.
The leader of the opposition in the assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, expressed his sorrow over the death of the soldier and offered his condolences to the bereaved family.
A statement from the office of the chief minister said Pinarayi Vijayan had expressed his condolences for the death of Aneesh Thomas, 36, from Alumuk in Kollam district.
Aneesh Thomas was killed and two others, including an officer, were injured on Tuesday after Pakistani troops fired small arms and shelled mortars along the line of control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir .
Officials said his remains will be brought to Kerala on Thursday.
Aneesh Thomas is survived by a wife and a six year old daughter.