CISF jawan en route to R-Day parade killed in accident

CISF jawan on way to attend Republic Day parade killed in accident

On Wednesday, Raghuvanshi's body was taken to his village Mangrul Pir in a chariot decorated with flowers for funeral

Cadets of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) march during a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade in Chennai on January 24, 2021. Credit: AFP Photo

A 59-year-old Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan, who was on way to take part in a Republic Day parade in Nagpur, died in a road accident, police said on Wednesday.

The mishap took place in Sonegaon area of the city, they said.

"The deceased, identified as G D Raghuvanshi, was a resident of Airport Colony. He was hawaldar and yoga instructor in the CISF. He left the house early in the morning to participate in the parade," a police officer said.

"After travelling some distance, his motorcycle hit a milk-seller's two-wheeler. He suffered grievous injuries in the mishap and was rushed to a private hospital, where he succumbed to injuries around 3 pm," he said.

On Wednesday, Raghuvanshi's body was taken to his village Mangrul Pir in a chariot decorated with flowers for funeral.