Two CRPF jawans from Bengal among those killed in J&K

Two CRPF jawans from Bengal among those killed in J&K

Santra is survived by his wife, a four-year-old daughter and mother, the martyred jawan's nephew Raghubir Mondal said Friday after receiving the news of his death from CRPF authorities by phone. Screengrab

The ripples of the terror attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir reached West Bengal as two jawans from the States's Howrah and Nadia district fell victim to the suicide bombing. 

Among the two diseased jawans, one Bablu Santra was a resident of Chakkashi Rajbanshipara village of Howrah. The 38-year-old Santra joined the CRPF in 2000 and is survived by his mother, wife and a four year old daughter.

A pall of gloom descended at his residence in Howrah after his family was informed about his demise by the CRPF authorities. 

The aggrieved family members of Santra demanded that his death be avenged. 

"We demand the death of my uncle and other CRPF jawans be avenged. The cowards behind the attack must face exemplary punishment," said Santra's nephew Raghubir Mondal.

Struggling to hold back tears, Mondal recalled how his uncle used to encourage him to join the CRPF when he last came back home on leave, about a month back.

Santra (38) was scheduled to return in about a year was planning to start a small business.

His family members fondly recalled how Santra never backed down from hard work and used to sell fish during his student life after his grandfather passed away.

Another CRPF jawan from Nadia district had also passed away.