Imphal: A solemn tribute was paid to jawan Tourangbam Rishikumar, who served in the 6th Manipur Rifles. He was killed in exchange for fire between State Security Forces and armed groups in the adjoining areas of Senjam Chirang and Koutruk on Thursday. Mourning the loss of the jawan, Manipur Director General of Police, Rajiv Singh, expressed his condolences and assured that the state forces would continue their efforts in combating militants.
Director General Singh also conveyed his heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family of the fallen soldier. In an appeal to the public, the DGP urged them to extend their cooperation and support to the police and security personnel in their mission to restore peace and normalcy in the state.
Additionally, the DGP urged the public not to resort to looting arms and ammunition from the police, emphasizing the importance of responsible behavior and avoiding any actions that could further escalate the situation.
The state-level ceremony took place at the First Manipur Rifles Manipur Police Memorial in Imphal, where officials of the 6th Manipur Rifles and family members brought the mortal remains of Tourangbam Rishikumar from the RIMS morgue.
The ceremony was attended by dignitaries and officials, including Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam, Social Welfare Minister Heikham Dingo, Lamlai MLA Ibomcha, Khangabok MLA Okram Surjakumar, as well as top officials from the Border Security Force (BSF) and Police.
During the ceremony, attendees paid their respects by offering floral tributes, followed by a customary gun salute to honor the sacrifice of the slain soldier. The ceremony served as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform to safeguard the state and its people, and it further emphasized the importance of collective efforts to ensure lasting peace and security in the region.
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