Birth Place: Vill: Nathipatti(TN)
Last Rank: Sepoy
Date of Martyrdom : 11 Dec 2017
Sepoy Moorthy N hailed from Nathipatti village in Karur district of Tamil Nadu. He had joined the Indian Army in 2004 at the age of 22 years. By 2017, Sepoy Moorthy N had put in 13 years of service operating in various areas with different terrain and operating conditions.
Gurez Sector Avalanche: 11 Dec 2017
During 2017, Sepoy Moorthy N’s unit was deployed in the Gurez sector in J & K. The Gurez sector, located in Bandipora district, is one of the remote parts of the valley and remains inaccessible during winter when snow shuts the only road which links it with the district headquarters. The sector is heavily militarized and soldiers are stationed on mountaintop posts to guard the Line of Control and prevent infiltration of militants.
On 11 Dec 2017, the Gurez sector in the mountainous northern region of the Kashmir valley received heavy snowfall resulting in avalanches in the area. Sepoy Moorthy N was part of the patrol team carrying out the assigned task in the rugged and inhospitable terrain. Sepoy Moorthy N along with his two other comrades got swept away and went missing. The Army launched concerted efforts and pressed the specially equipped Avalanche Rescue Teams into service to search for the missing soldiers.
However, the body of Sepoy Moorthy N was recovered after eight days of search on 19 Dec 2017. The mortal remains of the brave-heart were transported from the Gurez sector to 15 Corps Headquarters at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar and later flown for the last rites to his native place. Sepoy Moorthy N was a valiant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.
Sepoy Moorthy N is survived by his wife and two sons.
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