Mortal remains of martyred jawan consigned to flames in MP

The mortal remains of CRPF jawan Narayan Sonkar, who was killed in a naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, were today consigned to flames at his ancestral village with full state honours.

A large number of villagers bid a tearful adieu to Sonkar, who was among the 25 jawans killed in an ambush by the naxals on Monday.

Sonkar (42) hailed from Gangteera village under Tyonthar block of Rewa district.

His son lit the funeral pyre amid customary salute given by the armed forces.

Sonkar’s body was brought to Rewa yesterday in a helicopter from where it was taken to his ancestral village Gangteera for the last rites.

Madhya Pradesh minister Rajendra Shukla, Rewa MP Janardhan Mishra, district collector Rahul Jain and SP Sanjay Kumar were among those who paid tributes to the jawan.


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