A regional Marathi NEWS channel IBN Lokmat has reported that Lilabai Patil, the grandmother of 22 year old soldier Chandu Chavan who strayed across the LoC after the surgical strikes on Wednesday, has died after she heard of his capture by the Pakistan army.
It is reported that since his childhood, his maternal grandmother had brought him up after his parents were killed. Chavan is from Borvihir village in Dhule district of Maharashtra.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Chavan’s family and assured them of all support.
Singh also said, “The government has taken note of media reports that say our soldier is in Pakistan’s captivity… India will take up the matter with Pakistan.”