Patna: The body of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Rajesh Kumar who, along with five others, was killed in a mine explosion in Chhattisgarh state on Sunday in the Naxal-infested district of Dantewada, arrived at the Patna Airport on Monday where he was received by armed force jawans, family members and loved ones, and government officials.
Bihar Labor Resources Minister Vijay Sinha and Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma were also present at the airport.
Kumar, along with six others, was killed when the police jeep he was sitting in hit a landmine laid by Naxal ultras in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on the Bacheli-Cholnar road on Sunday.
The police vehicle was escorting a truck carrying road construction materials when it hit the landmine, Dantewada Range DIG Ratan Lal Dangi had said.
The mortal remains of the martyr was then taken to his native place in Begusarai where he was to be cremated.
Speaking on the occasion, Sinha said that entire Bihar was saddened by the death of Kumar who he described as a martyr who gave his life for the people of India.
"We will not allow terrorists and extremists to spread their tentacles of hate in the society and will give them a befitting reply to end their reign of terror. Rajesh Kumar's life will not go to waste as we will continue to fight against such elements of the society who believe violence can solve all of their problems," the minister said.
Martyr Rajesh, the only son of his father Nawal Kishore Singh, leaves behind his wife, three young children, parent and other loved ones.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS