IMPHAL, Sept 9 - The body of an Assam Rifles jawan who was killed in an encounter with militants in Manipur�s Chandel district was on Sunday sent to his native village in Odisha from here, AR sources said.
The jawan Champeswar Mahakud was killed on Friday when militants belonging to proscribed outfit People�s Liberation Army and Manipur Naga People�s Front attacked an Assam Rifles team in Chandel district.
A wreath laying ceremony was held at Imphal Airport where Major General KP Singh, Head of Assam Rifles in Manipur laid a wreath at the coffin of Mahakud.
Mahakud is a native of Dhaurakhaman village in Sambalpur district of Odisha and is survived by wife and a seven-year-old daughter, said an AR officer. � PTI