Assam: BSF jawan from Sivasagar martyred in encounter with Naxals; body to reach home today

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Assam: BSF jawan from Sivasagar martyred in encounter with Naxals; body to reach home today

Guwahati | April 05, 2019

The body of a BSF jawan hailing from Assam's Sivasagar district who was martyred in an encounter with the Naxals in Chattisgarh is set to reach his home today.

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It may be recalled that four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed, while two others were injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on April 4.

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One of the martyred jawans hailed from Assam and has been identified as Assistant sub-inspector Bipul Bora of Gaurisagar, Dimow Mukh in Sivasagar district.

"Four BSF troopers were killed and two injured in the incident," Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

As per reports, when the security men were advancing through a forest patch, a group of Naxals fired at them, leading to a gun battle.

The deceased were identified as BSF's assistant sub-inspector Boro, and constables Ramkrishnan, Someshwar and Ishrar Khan.

With inputs from PTI and Guwahati Plus