Guwahati: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan from Assam lost his life while two others were injured in a grenade blast in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir.
The martyred jawan has been identified as constable (CT/GD) Mritunjoy Chutia of 115 battalion, a 25-year-old from Dhemaji’s Sissiborgaon. He was on District Development Council (DDC) election duty when terrorists attacked in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir.
Mritunjoy Chutia had suffered grievous injuries in the grenade attack by terrorists on Thursday and was fighting for his life. Chutia succumbed to his injuries later on Friday morning.
Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal offered condolences to the bereaved family. “CRPF jawan from Assam Mrityunjoy Chutia exhibited exemplary valour and made supreme sacrifice while serving the nation in Jammu & Kashmir. Praying for eternal peace of the departed soul, I offer deepest condolences to the bereaved family. We stand shoulder to shoulder with them”, he tweeted.
CRPF India also took it to Twitter: “We salute the valour & steadfast devotion to duty of CT/GD Mritunjoy Chetia of #115Bn #CRPF who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation. He had suffered grievous injuries in yesterday’s grenade attack by terrorists in Ganderbal, J&K. We stand with the family of our Braveheart.”