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Bodies of CRPF jawans cremated with full honours

india Updated: Apr 08, 2010 20:59 IST

Bodies of two CRPF jawans, killed in the worst-ever Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh two days ago, was today cremated with full state honours at their native villages here.

Last rites of Sandeep Yadav and Pradeep were performed at their native villages of Nand Gaon and Alampur respectively.

A CRPF contingent led by Commandant U S Shekhawat reversed arms and fired in the air in honour of the departed souls while Tehsildar Radhey Shaym Bishnoi and City Magistrate Manjit Singh laid wreaths on their bodies on behalf of Governor Jagannath Pahadia.

They were among the 75 personnel killed in the deadliest Naxal attack on security forces on Tuesday in the jungles of Dantewada district.

Sandeep's father Ummed Singh performed his last rites.

29-year-old Sandeep had joined the paramilitary force in September 2002 and undergone training in gurrila fight in March this year.

He is survived by wife Sunita Devi, a son and a daughter.

The mortal remains of his colleague Pradeep, who had joined CRPF in 2006, were consigned to flames by his elder brother Manoj. He is survived by his parents, wife, a daughter and two sisters.

A number of people had converged at both the villages to pay homage to the departed souls.