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Mar 23, 2009 at 07:08pm IST

J-K encounter: Major's body reaches home

New Delhi: The body of Major Mohit Sharma, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir was brought to his residence in Ghaziabad on Monday morning.

The body was taken to Delhi cantt where the funeral would take place.

Major Sharma was killed along with three other soldiers during a fierce gun battle between the Army and militants in Kupwara.

MAJOR'S BODY BROUGHT HOME: Major Mohit Sharma's died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Kupwara encounter which began on Friday is still on.

Seven militants have been killed so far.

Army officials say four AK-47 rifles and some ammunition were recovered from the site.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh visited the house of Major Sharma on Monday to offer his condolence. BJP President Rajnath Singh was also there on Sunday.