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Assam bids teary adieu to Assam Rifles Martyr Suman Swargiary

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Guwahati: The last rites of the martyred Assam Rifles Rifleman Suman Swargiary of 46 Assam Rifles was performed with full state honours at his native in Thaikarakuchi village of Baksa district in Assam today.

Brave heart Suman Swargiary lost his life in the the ambush which took place on November 13 in Manipur. 

Earlier in the morning, Swargiary’s mortal remain arrived at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati airport earlier today from where it was taken to his home via road.

At Guwahati’s LGBI Airport, Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta, senior police officers and administration officials paid tributes to the martyred soldier’s mortal remains.

Taking to his Twitter, Minister Mahnata wrote, “Rich and final tributes to the brave heart Suman Swargiary. The martyred Assam Rifles soldier will always be remembered for his great sacrifice at the call of duty. Heartfelt condolences to the undaunted Jawan’s family. May they find strength to deal with the loss. Prayers.”

 

According to reports, An Indian Army plane that was carrying the mortal remains of the Assam Rifles personnel who were martyred in the militant attack in Manipur  had to make an emergency landing in Assam’s Jorhat on Sunday.

The plane made an emergency landing at Jorhat airport due to a technical snag. The bodies were kept overnight in Jorhat and and was taken to their respective destinations on Monday.

Swargiary was one of seven individuals killed in the ambush in Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Saturday, including the wife and 8-year-old son of an Assam Rifles commanding officer.

Emotions ran high as his mortal remain arrived at home, where civilians from across the district already gathered to pay their rich tribute and last respect to the martyred.

Swargiary leaves behind his wife Jury Swargiary, and three-year-old son Barad Swargiary. 

In Assam’s Kokrajhar, the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) organised a special prayer for the departed souls on Sunday evening. Candles were lit and prayers were offered for the martyred Assam Rifles soldiers.

Suman Swargiary, one of the five soldiers martyred in the attack, hailed from Baksa district under Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) of Assam.

Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Pramod Boro said, “Today, we light candles for peace and love. We are praying for the departed souls of the brave soldiers. We also condemn the barbaric attack by militants in Manipur. We stand with the government and request the prime minister and home minister to control the militants with strong hands so that our brothers and sisters in the North East can live peacefully.”

Pramod Boro also said that the Bodoland Territorial Council will extend its help to the family of Suman Swargiary and will announce financial aid for them. He appealed to militant groups to come forward and take part in the peace-making process.

 

Terrorists attacked the convoy of Assam Rifles when a Colonel of the 46 Battalion of the Assam Rifles was going to supervise a civic action program in the Churachandpur, bordering Myanmar.

The Commanding Officer (CO) of 46 Assam Rifles Colonel Viplav Tripathy, his wife, and 8-year-old son, and four soldiers were killed in the ambush by terrorists near the India-Myanmar border in Manipur on Saturday. Four more soldiers sustained injuries in the ambush.

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