TRICHY: The mortal remains of martyred Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier C Sivachandran reached Trichy airport in a special aircraft Today.
Hundreds of public including farmers and students paid floral tributes to the martyr, a native of Ariyalur district. Sivachandran was among the 40 CRPF jawans killed in a terror attack in Pulwama of Jammu Kashmir on Thursday.
Sivachandran’s mortal remains were kept for public homage near the departure area of the Trichy International Airport at about 11.55 am. Four family members of the CRPF soldier including brother-in-law V Arun and cousin K Jayabal first received the body of the 38-year-old soldier. Subsequently,
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Members of Parliament P Kumar, T Rathinavel, and State ministers Vellamandi Natarajan, S Valarmathi paid floral tributes. people who thronged the venue with national flags raised patriotic slogans including the chants ‘we want revenge’ and ‘we want justice’ while the defence minister was paying her floral tributes.
After 40 minutes of public mourning, the martyr’s body was taken to his native, Karkudi village in Ariyalur district. Defence minister pays tribute to C Sivachandran The family members, defence personnel, and district collectors of Trichy and Ariyalur accompanied the mortal remains.
The defence minister will also attend the funeral in Ariyalur. The mortal remains of other martyred CRPF soldier from Tamil Nadu was flown to Madurai in the special aircraft from Trichy. It may be recalled that as many as 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a blast targeting the vehicles carrying the soldiers from Jammu to Srinagar on Thursday.