A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan from Assam’s Dhemaji district was killed in a grenade attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mrityunjoy Chutia, son of Sobilal Chutia and Chandika Chutia of Sisiborgaon in Dhemaji was a part of CRPF team which was attacked by militants in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. Militants hurled a grenade on the CRPF party at Tawheed Chowk in Dudderhama area of Ganderbal, resulting in injuries to three CRPF personnel. Mrityunjoy succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

Mrityunjoy who had exhibited brilliance throughout his academic career was a graduate in physics with first class from Moridhal College. He had passed High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary (HS) examinations in science in first division.

He had joined the 115 Battalion of CRPF in 2018. Before joining the paramilitary force, Mrityunjoy had donated his books to his college.

Condoling the demise of CRPF jawan, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal appreciated the sacrifice and valour of the braveheart.

“CRPF jawan from Assam Mrityunjoy Chutia exhibited exemplary valour and made supreme sacrifice while serving the nation in Jammu & Kashmir. Praying for eternal peace of the departed soul, I offer deepest condolences to the bereaved family. We stand shoulder to shoulder with them,” Sonowal tweeted.

On the other hand, CRPF also paid tribute to the martyred jawan.

We salute the valour & steadfast devotion to duty of CT/GD Mritunjoy Chetia of #115Bn #CRPF who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation. He had suffered grievous injuries in yesterday’s grenade attack by terrorists in Ganderbal, J&K. We stand with the family of our Braveheart,” CRPF stated in a tweet. 

A pall of gloom descended over the native place of CRPF jawan Mrityunjoy Chutia following his supreme sacrifice.