CRPF jawan laid to rest at native village

CRPF jawan laid to rest at native village

CRPF jawan laid to rest at native village

People cutting across age barriers thronged the R N Shetty stadium in the city on Tuesday, to pay their last respects to CRPF jawan Manjunath Jakkannavar, who was killed in an ambush by Naxals in the border area between Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra on Sunday night.

Slogans 'like Manjunath Amar Rahe' and 'Manjunath-Tiger of Mangundi' filled the air.

A large number of youths, officials of all cadres, army personnel, NCC cadets, Scouts and Guides, college students and schoolchildren, besides the general public were among those present.

As the body of Manjunath arrived in an army truck, people waived the Tricolour and rendered patriotic songs. CRPF jawans from Nagpur carried the coffin wrapped in the national flag.

Deputy Commissioner S B Bommanahalli, Superintendent of Police G Sangeeta, tahsildars, and the general public saluted the braveheart and offered their last respects.

Grief filled the air as the entire village stood all along the road leading to Manjunath's house.

The police fired three rounds in the air and the police band rendered the national anthem.

Later, the uniform of Manjunath was handed over to his wife.