PATHSALA: A pall of gloom descended at Ghatbar Saderi village near Pathsala town of Bajali subdivision in lower Assam's Barpeta district. Heart-rending scenes were witnessed in the house of martyred Assam Rifles jawan, Pranay Kalita where the grief-stricken relatives, including his wife and two children, were wailing at his untimely demise.
Pranay Kalita was martyred at Khngtal under Chakpikarong police station in Chandel district of Manipur on Wednesday evening by People's Liberation Army (PLA) extremists.
On Friday, his mortal remains were brought to his residence. Thousands of people gathered to pay tribute to the martyr. He was consigned to flames with full State honours. Pranay Kalita leaves behind his two minor daughters, who are 7 years and 2 years of age, and his wife, Jumi Kalita. Born on January 26, 1982, Kalita joined the 4 Assam Rifles on March 30, 2001. Barpeta Deputy Commissioner Munin Sarma and Superintendent of Police Rabin Kumar Singh visited Pranay Kalita's home and met the family members.
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