Midnapore (WB), Jun 28 (PTI) The last rites of CRPF jawan Shyamal Kumar, who was killed in a militant attack in Kashmir's Anantnag, were conducted with full state honours at his home town in West Midnapore district on Sunday.
The 27-year-old was the only child of his parents Badal Kumar De and Shibani. He had joined the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 2015, a family member said.
Kumar was killed as terrorists, belonging to Jammu Kashmir Islamic State (JKIS), opened indiscriminate fire on a road opening party of the CRPF in Anantnag's Bijbehara area on Friday, according to officials.
An eight-year-old boy was also killed in the attack, they said.
District Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar laid a wreath on Kumar's mortal remains at his native village Singpur on behalf of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Ghatal MP Deb (Deepak Adhikari) also paid floral tributes to the jawan. PTI CORR AMR RMS DIV DIV