Nine-year-old Khirendra Mandavi lit the funeral pyre of his father, BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi, at Gadapal village in the district Wednesday.
Bheema Mandavi, who represented Dantewada seat in the Chhattisgarh Assembly, died alongwith four security personnel when their vehicle was blown up by Naxals near Shyamgiri in the district Tuesday.
The attack came two days ahead of voting in the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.
Later, the MLA's mortal remains was taken to Gadapal, around 25 km from Dantewada town, for cremation.
The final rites of slain constable Somdu Kawasi, who was Bheema Mandavi's cousin, were also held in the same village.
Before Khirendra lit the pyre, the funeral procession was attended by a large number of villagers and local BJP workers.
Shops remained closed in the towns of Geedam, Bacheli, Nakulnar and elsewhere in the district.
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