Tripura CM meets family of soldier killed in Jammu
Agartala, Dec 4 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday met the family members of Chittaranjan Debbarma, who was killed in a terror attack on an army camp near Jammu on November 29.
“The Chief Minister visited the residence of Debbarma at Gaishing Para and talked to his wife Namita, parents and other relatives,” a Khowai district administration official said. Gaishing Para is 80 km north of Agartala.
The official said that the Chief Minister, accompanied by Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council Chairman Ranjit Debbarma, asked the Khowai District Magistrate and Collector to take up all relevant matters of the slain soldier with the Indian Army authorities for their immediate resolution.
“Our brave Tripura soldier Chittaranjan Debbarma was martyred while protecting our country. We stand with his family in their tough times. The state government would always stand by them,” Sarkar later told the media.
Two officers and five army soldiers, including Debbarma, were killed last Tuesday when terrorists stormed a military base at Nagrota near Jammu. Three attackers were also gunned down.
Debbarma’s last rites were performed at Gaishing Para village in West Tripura with full military honours and in the presence of thousands of villagers and his family members.