Ten personnel of the elite CoBRA battalion of CRPF were killed and five others injured after a group of Naxalites laid an ambush on Monday.
Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam who is also in-charge of Home, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister M Okendro, Principal Secretary (Home) Suresh Babu, DGP LM Khaute and other officials of the Police Dept and officers of CRPF, Army and the Assam Rifles joined in laying wreaths to the martyr.
Deputy Chief Minister condoled the sad demise and shared grief with the bereaved family members of Head Constable Khundrakpam Opendra. Gaikhangam said, “The sacrifice made by Opendra is worthy and we should be proud that we have such brave and courageous soldiers like him. He died trying to defend the country and we all must acknowledge the supreme sacrifice.”
Late Opendra is survived by a son, a daughter and wife.