The Assam Government on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the family members of SSB jawan Niraj Chetri who lost his life in a fierce encounter with the Maoists.
Chetri’s dead body was taken to his native Kauri Pathar village of Biswanath district on Monday.
Many people gather at his residence to pay their last respects to the brave martyr. They also offered condolences to the bereaved family members of Chetri.
It may be mentioned that Chetri lost his life in a fierce gun battle took place in between the jawans of the 35 battalion of SSB and Maoists in Kathalia village under Dumka district of Jharkhand.
The brave hero from Assam is the son of Tika Bahadur Chetri and Ganga Maya Devi.
The news of the untimely loss of a brave hero fighting against militants had cast a pall of gloom in the entire region.