BARGARH: Locals paid tributes to CRPF constable Ranjan Dash (27) of Khandahata in the district on Thursday. Dash was killed in the landmine blast that was triggered by Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.
He had joined the CRPF in 2014 and his first posting was with the 230 Battalion in Dantewada district.
His mortal remains were brought to Sambalpur in a chopper and taken to 12th CRPF Battalion here, where a wreath ceremony was held.
Later, the body was taken to the detachment headquarters of 189th CRPF battalion at Chakarken in Bargarh district. Wreath ceremony was also held there.
Bargarh Collector Anjan Kumar Manik and SP Ashis Singh besides Bargarh MP Prabhas Singh paid tributes to the martyr.
Later, the mortal remains of Dash were taken to his native Khandahata, where the last rites were performed.
The cremation was held with full State honours.