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Body of Tripura man killed in Kashmir to be flown back today

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, Nov 9 - The body of Sudip Sarkar, a BSF jawan from Dhaleswar area of the Tripura capital who was among four defence personnel who laid down their lives fighting infiltrators along the LoC in Machil sector in Kashmir�s Kupwara district, would be flown to his native place on Tuesday. �I received a call from Kashmir last night (Sunday) and was told that my younger brother who is a Rifleman of the BSF�s 169 Bn was shot dead by infiltrators in Kupwara district. It seems the world is crashing on me,� said Dipankar Sarkar, the elder brother of the slain BSF jawan.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb expressed shock over Sudip Sarkar�s death. �I express deepest condolence over the brave son of the country. I stand by the bereaved family at the crisis hours. May his soul rest in peace,� he said in a Facebook post. Sources said the body of Sarkar was taken to the BSF headquarters in Delhi on Monday where was offered a seven-gun salute as a mark of respect.

On Tuesday, his body would be flown back to his native village Dhaleshwar, a posh area of Agartala city.

The Chief Minister is scheduled to visit the bereaved family to pay his last respects.

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