Manipur ambush: Suman Swargiary laid to rest with full state honours in Assam

The mortal remains of Assam Rifles jawan Suman Swargiary who was killed in a militant ambush in Manipur’s Churachandpur district were consigned to flames with full state honours at his home town Thekerakuchi Kalibari village near the Barama area in Baksa district of Assam on November 15.

Swargiary has left behind his wife, his 2-year-old son and his mother.

A guard of honour was given to the martyr by the jawans of Assam Rifles. He was cremated with full military honours, with many officers from his unit being present at the cremation site.

Earlier in the day, rich tributes were paid to him at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati where mortal remains of the soldier reached from Manipur.

He had joined the Indian Army in 2011.

Notably, militants had earlier killed his father Kanak Swargiary in 2007.

In the ambush, an Assam Rifles commanding officer, his wife, son and four other jawans were killed in Manipur’s Churachandpur district on November 13.

Manipur-based militant groups, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF), have claimed responsibility for the attack on an Assam Rifles convoy.

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