GUWAHATI, Dec 27: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday offered full force honours during the last rites jawan Mrityunjoy Chetia, who was martyred in a grenade attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
The CRPF paid homage to the gallant personnel on behalf of the nation as hundreds of villagers and administrative officials, senior force personnel, family members and friends bid tearful adieu to the braveheart of Assam at his native village Sissiborgaon in Dhemaji district.
Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner N Pawar paid homage to the 27-year-old jawan, who had joined the CRPF in 2017, on behalf of the state government.
The sate government earlier announced that the next of kin of the martyr would be given a financial aid of Rs 20 lakh.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also condoled the death of Chetia.
Terrorists hurled a grenade on a CRPF party at Tawheed Chowk in Dudderhama area of Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Wednesday, causing injuries to three of its personnel including Chetia, who subsequently succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Srinagar. - IANS