Last rites of Odia jawan martyred in Sukma Naxal attack conducted

Puri: The last rites of martyred Odia CRPF Jawan Manoranjan Lenka were performed with full state honours at his ancestral village Rebana Nuagaon under Brahmagiri block of Puri district today.

Earlier in the day, Lenka was given a guard of honour at Biju Patnaik International Airport after his mortal remains arrived in a special plane here.

Ministers Bikram Keshari Arukh, Shashi Bhusan Behera, Badri Narayan Patra and senior police officers paid tribute to the martyr.

Later, his body was brought to his native village in a massive rally.

Lenka was one among the nine CRPF personnel who were killed when their mine protected vehicle (MPV) was blown up by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar division on Tuesday.