Rayagada: An Odia jawan of the District Voluntary Force (DVF) was killed in a landmine explosion near Sakata village under Muniguda police limits of Rayagada district late last night.
The deceased has been identified as Sanjay Majhi (22) of Ambadola village of the same district.
The incident occurred during a combing operation in Niyamagiri area. Majhi, who had sustained critical injuries in the blast, died on the way to hospital, informed Rayagada SP Rahul PR.
The body of the Jawan has been kept at the district headquarters hospital (DHH) and will later be taken to the police headquarters where the mortal remains will be accorded guard of honour, informed sources. The body will then be taken to his native village for last rites.
Meanwhile, combing operation has been intensified by SOG and CRPF Jawans at Sakata village.