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Guard of honour for slain Odisha trooper

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Slain CRPF jawan Manoranjan Lenka, who was among the nine troopers who lost their lives in a Maoist attack in district of on Tuesday, was given a of honour here on Wednesday.

As his mortal remains were brought in a special plane to here, the trooper was given a of honour where ministers Bikram Keshari Arukha, and Badri Narayan Patra, senior police officers and others were present.

Later, Lenka's body was taken to his native place Rebana Nuagaon village under Brahmagiri block in district. The last rites would be performed with full state honours in his village on Wednesday, said family sources.

Lenka, along with eight other CRPF personnel, died when their mine protected vehicle (MPV) was blown up by Maoist extremists in district of Chhattisgarh's Bastar division on Tuesday.

condemned the attack.

"Strongly condemn the attack on @crpfindia jawans in #Sukma, My deepest condolences to the families of Odia jawan and all the brave personnel who lost their lives in the blast and wishing speedy recovery of those injured," he tweeted.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 15:14 IST