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BSF jawan loses life in IED  blast, Karwar mourns his death

A pall of gloom descended on Komarapa thawada in Karwar, the native of 
Vijayanand Naik (28), a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who was martyred in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Monday.

Published: 11th July 2018 02:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 12:46 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KARWAR : A pall of gloom descended on Komarapa thawada in Karwar, the native of Vijayanand Naik (28), a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who was martyred in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Monday.Along with Naik, another jawan Santhosh Lakshman Gurava of Halaga village in Khanapur taluk of Belagavi district, was also martyred in the powerful IED blast triggered by naxals at Chote Bethiya forest route.

As the news of death of Naik spread in Karwar, a large number of people started to throng his house. According to his family members, Naik was the second son of retired revenue inspector Suresh Naik. From childhood, he was very patriotic and Indian History was his favourite subject. In 2014, without informing his father and mother, he applied for BSF jawan post.

His friends say Naik was in the city recently on a month-long leave. He gifted a two-wheeler to his father and booked a bike for his brother before leaving for Chhattisgarh. He spoke to his family  over phone on Sunday. Both Naik’s and Gurava’s mortal remains will be brought to Karwar and Halaga respectively on Wednesday for the final rites.

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