Tearful farewell to Tripura trooper martyred in Kashmir

Khowai (Tripura) [India], Dec. 3: Hundreds of people bid a tearful farewell to martyr Chittaranjan Debbarma who was killed in a terrorist attack at Nagrota near Jammu on Tuesday.

Debbarma's body was flown to Agartala by an Air Force flight on Thursday evening and kept for the night at the military hospital at Shalbagan there.

Yesterday, the coffin was flown in a helicopter to his native village Garingpara in Khowai district of Tripura, which is 80 km from Agartala.

Army gave a gun salute with full state honour after the wreath laying ceremony at Garingpara, where large number of locals, people from the administration along the family members and relatives gathered to bid farewell to the brave heart during the funeral.

Debbarma had joined the Army following his elder brother Arun Debbarma, who at present is retired. He is the second soldier to die in service in Jammu and Kashmir in a week..

Source: ANI