GUWAHATI: The death rites of murdered Assam Rifles Rifleman Suman Swargiary of the 46 Assam Rifles were performed today in Thaikarakuchi village of Baksa district in Assam with full state honours.
Heart of steel Suman Swargiary was killed in an ambush in Manipur on November 13th. Swargiary's lifeless remains landed at Guwahati's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport earlier today, from whence they were transported to his residence via road.
Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta, senior police officers, and administrative officials paid respect to the fallen soldier's dead remains at Guwahati's LGBI Airport.
"Rich and last tributes to the strong heart Suman Swargiary," Minister Mahnata posted on Twitter. The murdered Assam Rifles man will be remembered for his supreme sacrifice in the line of duty for the rest of his life. Heartfelt condolences to the family of the unflappable Jawan. May they be able to cope with their grief. Prayers."
According to reports, on Sunday, an Indian Army jet carrying the lifeless remains of Assam Rifles troops killed in a terrorist attack in Manipur had to make an emergency landing in Jorhat, Assam.
Due to a mechanical issue, the jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Jorhat airport. The remains were stored in Jorhat overnight before being transported to their final destinations on Monday.
Swargiary was one of seven people slain in an ambush in Manipur's Churachandpur district on Saturday, including an Assam Rifles commanding officer's wife and 8-year-old kid.
As his lifeless remains arrived at home, citizens from all across the district had already assembled to pay their rich homage and final respects to the slain.
Swargiary is survived by his wife, Jury, and their three-year-old son, Barad Swargiary. On Sunday evening, the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Kokrajhar, Assam, held a special prayer for the departed souls. Candles were lighted, and prayers were made for the Assam Rifles troops who had been slain. Suman Swargiary, one of the five soldiers killed in the attack, was from Assam's Baksa district, which is part of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).