Slained security men given state honour
The bodies of constables Sunasira Mohanty and Sangram Lenka and homeguard Umakanta Jani were accorded honour at the reserve police line and then taken in a procession around the town for public to pay tribute to the martyrs.
The bodies were then handed over to their families for performing the last rites, DSP G P Behera said.
The District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police and other officials participated in the procession. Shops and business establishments and schools and colleges were closed spontaneously as a mark of respect to the departed.