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Assam Bids Tearful Adieu To AR Martyr Suman Swargiary

The last rites of the martyred Assam Rifles Rifleman Suman Swargiary of 46 Assam Rifles was performed with full state honours at his native in Thaikarakuchi village of Baksa district in Assam on Monday.

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Brave heart Suman Swargiary lost his life in the the ambush which took place on November 13 in Manipur.

Earlier in the morning, Swargiary’s mortal remain arrived at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati airport earlier today from where it was taken to his home via road.

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At Guwahati’s LGBI Airport, Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta, senior police officers and administration officials paid tributes to the martyred soldier’s mortal remains.

Swargiary was one of seven individuals killed in the ambush in Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Saturday, including the wife and 8-year-old son of an Assam Rifles commanding officer. Swargiary leaves behind his wife Jury Swargiary, and three-year-old son Barad Swargiary.

Emotions ran high as his mortal remain arrived at home, where civilians from across the district already gathered to pay their rich tribute and last respect to the martyred.

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In Assam’s Kokrajhar, the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) organised a special prayer for the departed souls on Sunday evening. Candles were lit and prayers were offered for the martyred Assam Rifles soldiers.

Suman Swargiary hailed from Baksa district under Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) of Assam.

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Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Pramod Boro said, “Today, we light candles for peace and love. We are praying for the departed souls of the brave soldiers. We also condemn the barbaric attack by militants in Manipur. We stand with the government and request the prime minister and home minister to control the militants with strong hands so that our brothers and sisters in the North East can live peacefully.”

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