A year ago on, on this same day, 40 Jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an IED blast in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The convoy of the CRPF jawans got hit by an SUV carrying explosives on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
Maneshwar Basumatary of 98th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from Assam has also been martyred in the terror attack that was later claimed by the Pakistan based Islamist militant group ”Jaish-e-Mohammed”. Late Basumatary hailed from Kalbari village of Tamulpur, Baksa District.
Today, being the one year death anniversary of the martyr, the family members and local Bodo people conducted Bathou Puja and other traditional rituals to pay tribute to the departed soul.
The late CRPF jawan’s daughter told the media,
“Our father was killed on this day. We feel proud of him because he made supreme sacrifice for the nation.”
Moreover, a figurine of the late Jawan was also unveiled in his home town Kalbari. Member of the Rajya Sabha, Biswajit Daimary, inaugurated the statue of the martyr. Paying his tribute Daimary said to a leading daily,
“Maneswary Basumatary made us proud by sacrificing his life for the country.”
Moreover, the Jawans of the CRPF paid their tribute to late Basumatary with “Guard of Honour”. The I.G. of the CRPF (Shillong) Prakash D. along with many other representatives of various organizations of the state took an active part in the event.