Mortal remains of CRPF jawan Sunil Kalita brought to the city

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, June 14: The mortal remains of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Sunil Kalita, who succumbed to his injuries on June 13 at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, was brought to the city on Friday, from where his body was taken to his ancestral village Palara located in Rangia in Kamrup Rural district of Assam.

Constable Sunil Kalita, 32, was injured on May 28 in the jungles of Seraikela Kharsawan district when his party encountered a number of improvised explosive device (IED) blasts during patrolling.

Kalita was first admitted to a hospital in Ranchi, later he was airlifted to Delhi and brought to the AIIMS on June 4 as he required enhanced medical care. He succumbed to his injuries on Thursday evening, the official said.

The jawan was posted with the 209th battalion of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), the elite jungle-warfare battalion of the CRPF. Fourteen other CoBRA and police personnel were injured in the incident that day.

According to the official, the commando displayed bravery as he saved his colleagues during the blast despite being grievously injured.

Meanwhile, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal condoled the death of Sunil Kalita and said that the entire nation is proud of the supreme sacrifice and unparallel valour of Sunil Kalita. He prayed to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed his empathy to the bereaved family members.

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