Dhenkanal :210/6/19: There is outpouring of grief in far-flung Badasuanla village under Kamakshya Nagar block of Dhenkanal district as residents rose to the occasion in bidding tearful farewell to the ‘son of the soil’, who laid down his life for the country.
Odia Army jawan Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo was martyred in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir following IED blast by terrorists.
Earlier governor Ganeshi Lal and people from various walks of life laid wreath on slain jawan’s mortal remains at Bhubaneswar.
Heart-rending scenes were witnessed in the native village as the martyr’s body was brought to his native village.
Nine Army personnel including Sahoo and two civilians were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a vehicle near an Army patrol in the militancy-hit Pulwama district of south Kashmir on June 17. Later Sahoo succumbed to injuries.