FROM A CORRESPONDENT
PANIGON, May 6 : Assam Rifles jawan Bishwa Sonowal, who died in an ambush by suspected NSCN (Khaplang) militants on Sunday in galand, was cremated today at his residence premises at ltala under Panigaon police station in North Lakhimpur district with full state honour in the presence of a huge gathering.
The body of the 45-year-old Assam Rifles jawan was brought to his residence
Bishwa was among the eight security officials killed in the attack. The ambush took place in Mon district in northeastern galand.
He was the eldest son of Gha Ram Sonowal, 65. Bishwa joined the Assam Rifles in 1988.
A sports lover, after enrolment he was on duty to several states after having decided to take voluntary retirement in 2016.
He was last home in February this year and had even spoken to his wife Jupi, 40, around noon on the day of the incident.
Bishwa was the father of three daughters, the eldest one recently married and other two in Class XII and X respectively. A pall of gloom descended upon ltala, about 12km from North Lakhimpur town, after confirmation came that Bishwa had died in the ambush.
He left behind his parents, wife and three children. Last night the Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur district Dipankar Doley and the officer-in-charge of Panigaon police station visited the family.