The body of Naik Chittranjan Debbarma (34), who was among those killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Nagrota near Jammu, was today brought here by a special Army flight today.
A coffin containing the mortal remains covered with the Tri-colour reached here this afternoon.
Army and civil officials paid homage to the martyr at Agartala airport in the presence of a large number of people.
Brigadier Maninder Singh, who laid the wreath on behalf of the Eastern Command of the Army, said “The soldier who belonged to Tripura was very brave and intelligent. He laid down his life for the nation. Indian Army is proud of him.”
Additional District Magistrate of West Tripura Sanjay Chakraborty and Sub-divisional Magistrate Sumit Roy Chowdhury were also present at the Airport and paid homage to the Naik.
The body would be sent to Debbarma’s ancestral house at Paglabari in Khowai district, about 80 km from here, tomorrow.
Debbarma is survived by his wife Namita and two young children aged 13 and 9