UP: Slain CRPF man's last rites performed

Gorakhpur: The last rites of a CRPF jawan killed in Naxal attack in Gadhchirauli in Maharashtra were performed here with full state honours, family members said.

Shivanand Yadav (38), a resident of Pipiganj area of the district, was a CRPF driver and was posted in Gadhchirauli.

He was among the 12 CRPF personnel who was killed in a land mine blast on Tuesday last.

His body was brought to his village yesterday afternoon. His son lit the funeral pyre at Turkwalia Ghat on the banks of the Rapti river yesterday evening.