ADILABAD: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Jawan was killed in a Naxal attack in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on early hours of Tuesday. The Naxals attacked the 135-member CRPF camp, in the jungles of Rangareddy in Gangloor area of the district, and gunned down Godse Satish Goud (23). Officials said Satish suffered bullet injuries and succumbed later.
He was a 2013 batch constable of 58 battalion. Before being transferred to Chhattisgarh, he underwent one year training in the state.
Officials added that the Maoist firing lasted for few minutes after which Naxals fled into the forests. A search operation has been launched in the area by security forces.
Meanwhile, Goud’s body was brought by the Assistant Commandant Parikshith Yadav on a special helicopter to Adilabad district headquarter aerodrome ground at around 11.40 am.
Later, it was taken to his native village of Mallapur in Boath mandal. On behalf of the government, police completed his funeral process by firing five rounds in air. Large number of villagers took part in the funeral. Later, the officer handed over `50,000 to his family.
Karimnagar range CRPF DIG Khaja Shajaouddin, commandant Aravind kumar and others participated in the funeral. Adilabad Dy superintendent of Police A Laxminarayana, Boath MLA Rathod Bapu Rao and other officials paid tributes to the departed soul.