Nalbari, June 13, 2019
Earlier, Assam Commerce and Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on June 13th, 2019 helped carry the coffin of a slain Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan – Nirod Sarma after he laid a wreath on the mortal remains of the troops, who were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag.
“With a heavy heart, I paid floral tribute to Swahid Nirod Sharma at LGBI Airport, Borjhar. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” Patowary stated in a tweet.
He was among the five CRPF personnel of 116 battalion killed in a militant attack on a busy road in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on June 12th, 2019.
A CRPF officer gave the sad news of Assistant Sub Inspector Sarma’s death to his family last night following which villagers have been flocking his home in the village under Tihu Police Station in Barama constituency. The villagers said they want revenge for the terror attack.
Sarma is survived by his wife, Junali Devi and two daughters, Dikshita Sarma who is a student of Class 9 and Himangi Sarma, a student of Class 6. Sarma joined the CRPF in 1991 and was posted in Jammu and Kashmir for the last ten years.
The martyred jawan tied the knot with Junali in 2004. Both his daughters are students of Sankardev Shishu Niketan in Barama.
Minutes after the attack, militant outfit Al-Umar Mujahideen claimed responsibility. The Pakistan-based militant group is led by Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar, who was one of the terrorists freed by India along with Masood Azhar in return for the passengers of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 hijacked in 1999.