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Body of Assam Rifles jawan flown to Odisha for last rites

Imphal: The body of an Assam Rifles jawan who was killed in an encounter with militants in Manipur's Chandel district was on Sunday sent to his native village in Odisha from here, AR sources said.

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The jawan Champeswar Mahakud was killed on Friday when militants belonging to proscribed Manipur-based outfit People's Liberation Army and Manipur Naga People's Front attacked ab Assam Rifles team in Chandel district.

A wreath laying ceremony was held at premises of Imphal Airport where Major General KP Singh, Head of Assam Rifles in Manipur laid a wreath at the coffin of Mahakud.

Mahakud is a native of Dhaurakhaman village in Sambalpur district of Odisha and is survived by wife and a seven-year-old daughter, said an AR officer.
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