Rfn Ravi Kumar (25) was a a native of Samba, Jammu & Kashmir and was serving with 31 RR unit deployed in J & K area in 2017. Rfn Ravi Kumar was martyred while battling militants on 14 Feb 2017, in Parray Moholla in Hajin area of Bandipura district of North Kashmir.
Rfn Ravi Kumar is survived by his wife Smt Esha Devi and Daughter – Miss Rusani Ratta ( 3 yrs).
Bandipora encounter Feb 14, 2017
On the early morning of Feb 14, 2017,Army’s 31 Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operation Group of J&K Police and the CRPF launched an operation at the Parray Mollah locality to nab militants hiding in a two-storeyed house after receiving intelligence about the presence of terrorists in the area. While the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, which triggered the encounter. Fifteen security personnel were injured after the hidden terrorists opened fire on them. Rfn Ravi Kumar was one of three soldiers who were martyred in the encounter. The injured soldiers were airlifted to an army hospital in Srinagar. In this operation one top LeT commander was neutralized.
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