Jamshedpur: The body of slain BSF jawan, Krishna Kumar Dubey, who was killed at a border outpost in North Kashmir recently, was laid to rest at Parvati Ghat with state honour on Sunday.
A massive crowd turned up at the funeral procession from Dubey's residence in Kitadih under Parsudih police station limits to Parvati Ghat in Bistupur to pay their homage.
The district administration had a tough time to control the crowd, who wanted to have a last glimpse of the body wrapped in tricolour.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das paid homage to the dead BSF jawan as soon as the body was brought to his home in KItadih to perform the rituals before the funeral procession began.
Besides Das, people from all walks of life including Jharkhand Food, Public Distribution minister Saryu Rai, BJP MP Bidyut Baran Mahato, JMM's East Singhbhum district committee president Ramdas Soren, BJP leader Ramesh Hansdah, Tata Steel vice-president (Corporate Services), Sunil Bhaskaran were present.
The East Singhbhum district administration was represented by Deputy Commissioner Dr Amitabh Kaushal and Senior Superintendent of Police Anup T Mathew.
The officers and jawans of field regiment and Purv Sainik Seva Parishad, an organisation of ex-servicemen, were seen during the entire funeral procession, while BSF jawans from Hazaribagh accorded a gun salute in honour of the martyr.