Sonowal extends Rs 20 lakh financial assistance to martyr’s family

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on August 2 handed over a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to the wife of Assam Rifles jawan who was killed in an ambush by militants in Chandel district of Manipur on July 29.

Sonowal visited the martyred jawan Pranay Kalita’s home at Pathsala and handed over the cheque to Kalita’s wife.

During his visit, Sonowal paid floral tributes to the portrait of Pranay Kalita.

He also said the road leading to the residence of the martyred jawan would get a facelift and be named after the jawan.

Pranay Kalita, along with two other Assam Rifles jawans, died and 6 others were injured during an ambush by militants in Manipur’s Chandel district on July 29.

His last rites were performed in his native village with full state honours on July 31.

Industry and commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, MP Dilip Saikia, and a host of others were present during the chief minister’s visit.

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