Body of Slain CRPF Jawan Comes Home; Full State Funeral Ordered

Body of slain jawan arrives at Patna Airport on Tuesday.

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Patna: The body of the CRPF jawan Mujahid Khan who gave his life fighting Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in Jammu last Saturday arrived at the Patna Airport on Tuesday where it was received by military officials, family members, and members of the Nitish administration amid many teary eyes.

Khan, a constable in the CRPF 49th Battalion and a native of Piro in Bhojpur district, was one of the five Indian army jawans who died in the surprise attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed, a terrorist group with the backing of Pakistan, on Sunjiwan Army camp in Jammu at the wee hours on February 10.

Expressing his grief, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he was saddened by Khan's death and pledged to provide all support to the family of the slain soldier. He also announced a funeral for the martyr with full state honors.

"The nation will never forget the sacrifice of Khan who died to protect his country. The entire state of Bihar is with his family," Kumar said.

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