GUWAHATI: Assam health, Finance and Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the family members of CRPF jawan Bablu Rabha who was martyred in the Maoist attack at Bijapur in Chhatisgarh.
The minister offered his condolences to the bereaved family members at their residence at Dudhnoi in the Golapara district.
"I paid a visit to Martyr Bablu Rabha home at Dudhnoi in Goalpara, met his family members and offered my condolences. The loss is irreparable yet Sri Rabha's martyrdom in #ChhattisgarhNaxalAttack shall remain a matter of great pride for us forever," Sarma tweeted.
Earlier, Dilip Kumar Das, an inspector with the 210 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), sacrificed his life for the nation in the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, hailing from the newly-created Bajali district of Assam, was cremated with full state honours on April 6.
After the attack, Das was found in the wee hours of Sunday and was immediately sent to the district hospital in Raipur where the doctor declared him 'dead'.
The mortal remains of the martyr reached Guwahati airport on Tuesday morning. From there, his mortal remains were taken to 175 Bn CRPF camp situated at Dharapur and then to his hometown at Bharegaon village, Sarupeta. A pall of gloom descended in the entire area after the death of the jawan.
It is to be mentioned that Das joined the CRPF in 2001 at Chhattisgarh and was posted in Chhattisgarh at the time of the attack.
He is survived by his wife Pranjali Das and two daughters, namely Hiyamani Das (11) and Risha Das (03), along with his father Banamali Das and mother Maina Das, besides a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Notably, 22 security personnel were killed and 30 others injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh which is also regarded as one of the deadliest attack post-Pulwama Attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
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