Dharmanagar: The villagers of Bhagyapur in North Tripura district of Tripura are mourning the death of their son and braveheart Sambhu Roy in a Maoist attack at Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur on Saturday.

Sambhu was among the 22 jawans of the CRPF who were killed in the attack. As many as 31 others were injured in the incident. The 30-year-old had returned from his home just 12 days ago after spending a vacation here.

Sambhu was the youngest among the four siblings, his father, a farmer, told reporters.

Recounting the dreadful afternoon when the family got the news of the jawan’s death, the villagers said that he was hardworking and had good relations with the people in the village.

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Sambhu joined the CoBRA battalion of CRPF in 2015 and was posted in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur area. His unfortunate death has cast a shadow of mourning in the entire village.

Meanwhile, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb took to social media and said that the nation salutes the supreme sacrifices of our bravehearts who were martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

“Tripura salutes the immortal courage and sacrifice of the son of its soil, Shri Shambhu Roy ji who got martyred while fighting the Maoists in Chhattisgarh. 37 lakh people of Tripura stand fully in support with the family of Shri Shambhu Roy ji in this hour of grief,” he said.

“My thoughts are with the families of the valiant personnel. May the injured personnel recover at the earliest,” he added.

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