Another CRPF jawan from the Northeast was martyred in the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.

Shambhu Roy, son of Deepak Roy, a resident of Bhagyapur village in North Tripura district, was martyred on Saturday’s Maoist attack at Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.

At the time of his martyrdom, Roy has left behind his father, mother, younger brother and two sisters.

Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has expressed his condolence at the demise of Shambhu Roy on his Facebook page.

“The nation salutes the supreme sacrifices of our bravehearts who were martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh,” Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb wrote on his Twitter handle.

“Tripura salutes the immortal courage and sacrifice of the son of its soil, Shri Shambhu Roy ji who got martyred while fighting the Maoists in Chhattisgarh,” he said.

“37 lakh people of Tripura stand fully in support with the family of Shri Shambhu Roy ji in this hour of grief. My thoughts are with the families of the valiant personnel. May the injured personnel recover at the earliest,” he added.

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At least 22 jawans lost their lives in the fierce encounter with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh and among those who were martyred was a CRPF jawan from Assam.

CRPF jawan from Dudhnoi in Assam’s Goalpara district Bablu Rabha attained martyrdom while fighting the Naxals in the forests of Bijapur on Saturday.

Tripura’s Shambhu Roy and Assam’s Bablu Rabha, the two bravehearts from the Northeast were members of the CRPF’s elite commando wing – CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action).

According to Shambhu Roy’s family, he went to Chhattisgarh just two weeks back.

Tripura East MP Rebati Tripura has also condoled the demise of Roy.

“I salute the supreme sacrifices of our bravehearts who lost their lives in #NaxalAttack at Chhattisgarh.  Homage to Tripura’s brave son, Lt. Shambhu Roy who got martyred in this attack while fighting with terrorists. My condolences to the family members of these bravehearts,” Tripura wrote on his Facebook page.

The death toll in the Chhattisgarh Naxal encounter increased to 24 on Sunday, with other security personnel still reported missing.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday tweeted: “My thoughts are with the families of those martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The sacrifices of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten. May the injured recover at the earliest.”

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday tweeted: “I bow to the sacrifices of our brave security personnel martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. Nation will never forget their valour. My condolences are with their families.”

“We will continue our fight against these enemies of peace & progress. May injured recover soon,” he added.

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