Kamalpur: 175 Battalion of CRPF, the State Government, villagers and relatives paid tributes to martyr Sunil Kalita, a soldier of 209 CoBRA Battalion, who sacrificed his life fighting the Naxals. On Saturday, his mortal remains were transported to his Palara village under Kamalpur legislative Assembly constituency, where the last rites were performed with full State Honour.
A large number of people from all walks of life bid a tearful adieu to their departed hero. State Panchayat Minister Nava Doley, Kamalpur constituency MLA Satyabrat Kalita, JPK Ray, DIGP CRPF, Brajen Jeet Singha, IPS, DIGP State Police, Range Guwahati, Kamal Kumar Baishya, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup, Mahesh Kumar, Commandant of 175 BN, Chhotelal, Commandant of 210 CoBRA Battalion, Parth Sharti Mahanta, SP (Kamrup), Santosh Kumar and MS Rathore, Second-In-Command of 175 CRPF Bn, Manoj Singh, DC 175 Bn, jawans of 175 Bn, thousands of villagers and relatives of martyr were present at the cremation ground to pay tribute to the great soul.
On Friday, Dilip Saikia, MP of Mangaldai constituency visited Sunil Kalita’s home and give assurance to Sunil’s wife that the State Government will try its best to provide her a job.
Sunil’s friend of the same village Jayanta Kalita told that he was very famous in the village. Villagers and those who know him will never forget his smile. Sunil always use to say, “Risky job is my favourite game”, Kalita said.
Martyr Sunil Kalita’s friend Mijanur Rahman, who also got injured in the same incident, come today from Jharkhand and took part in the cremation. Mijanur Rahman told that they got permission for leave from June 1 and they were preparing to come home but suddenly on May 28 the incident happened.