When bullets foiled this jawan`s homecoming plans!
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Last Updated: Friday, April 09, 2010, 00:33
Bankura: His leave was sanctioned and CRPF jawan Ashis Bagal was all set to come home after more than a year; but that was not to be.

Bagal was one of the 75 CRPF jawans who fell prey to Maoist bullets at Dantewada in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.

And now instead of welcoming him, his shocked family waited for his body to arrive in Dhabani village in this West Bengal district.

"My leave application has been accepted. I shall come home soon," the 28-year-old jawan had told his younger brother on phone.

Quoting his father Kanai Bahal, SP Vishal Garg said that Bagal had last visited his home in March last year for his marriage with Kadam Devi.

The sole bread earner in the family of seven, Bagal joined the CRPF in 2003 before he could clear his higher secondary examination.

His coffin was flown to the Kolkata airport today.


First Published: Friday, April 09, 2010, 00:33

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