Guwahati (Assam), July 31 : The last rites of martyred Assan Rifles Havildar Pranay Kalita was carried out this afternoon with full state honours.
Three Assam Rifles personnel were killed and five others injured in an ambush in Manipur’s Chandel district near the Indo-Myanmar border on Wednesday which included Pranay Kalita from Patshla in Assam .
Along with Havildar Pranay Kalita, Rifleman Methna Konyak and Rifleman Ratan Sapam were also martyred .
The body of Martyr Pranay Kalita reached Borjhar Airport in Guwahati on a special flight where senior officials of State Government paid tributes to Kalita. Commissioner of Police Munna Prasad Gupta, CISF Commandant L. Thakur were present were present to pay tributes to the martyr .
Havildar Pranay Kalita is survived by his wife and two children. He was born on Jan 26 , 1982 and joined the Assam Rifles on March ,2001.
Huge number of villagers gathered at his residence In Patshala today to pay their last respect to the slain solider .
On Wednesday a patrol party of Assam Rifles was ambushed by suspected militants by triggering an IED explosion followed by firing at Khongtal area under Chakpikarong police station near the Indo -Myanmar border where 3 Assam Rifles men were martyred and 5 injured .