Mamta Bai Meena, wife of jawan RP Meena, after she lay flowers at her deceased's husband coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Mamta Bai Meena, wife of jawan RP Meena, after she lay flowers at her deceased's husband coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
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Imphal: At the Imphal airport Sunday, wreaths were laid to honour the seven people who were killed in a terrorist ambush in Churachandpur district of Manipur the previous day.

Those killed included Col. Viplav Tripathi, commanding officer of an Assam Rifles battalion, his wife Anuja, eight-year-old son Abeer, and four soldiers — Suman Swargiary, Khatnei Konyak, R.P. Meena and Shyamal Das. Two proscribed organisations, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF), had claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement, the two organisations released pictures of 30 cadres brandishing Kalashnikov rifles who had carried out the attack.

The bodies arrived in Imphal Sunday and were taken for a post-mortem exam at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS). The post-mortem report is expected within a day.

The ceremony at the airport took place later in the day, and was attended by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. According to the PRO of the Assam Rifles, a “maximum representation” from the oldest paramilitary force of the Indian Army was also present.

RP Meena's daughter lays flowers on his coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Soldier R.P. Meena’s daughter lays flowers on the coffin carrying his body at Imphal airport Sunday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chief Minister Biren Singh talks to army officials at the ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh talks to security officials at the ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
 A soldier covers CO Tripathi's coffin with a flag | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
An Assam Rifles soldier drapes the national flag over Col. Viplav Tripathi’s coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh at the wreath laying ceremony that took place at Imphal Airport Sunday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Manipur CM Biren Singh at the wreath-laying ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh walks to the coffins of deceased soldiers at the wreath laying ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Soldiers accompanying the CM lay a wreath on a coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Jawans carrying CO Viplav Tripathi's coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Assam Rifles personnel carrying Col. Viplav Tripathi’s coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
DGP Manipur LM Khaite at the wreath laying ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Manipur DGP L.M. Khaite accompanied by soldiers at the wreath-laying ceremony at Imphal airport| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CO Viplav Tripathi's 8-year-old son were amongst those who lost their lives in the incident that took place Saturday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Col. Viplav Tripathi’s 8-year-old son Abeer was among those who lost their lives in Saturday’s ambush | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Jawans of the Assam Rifles carry the coffins of those who lost their lives in the militant ambush in Manipur | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Jawans of the Assam Rifles carry another coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Jawans take pictures at the wreath laying ceremony at Imphal Airport | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Jawans take pictures and videos at the wreath-laying ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Jawans pay their respects at the wreath laying ceremony at Imphal Airport | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Jawans pay their respects to the deceased | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Manipur Chief Minister CM Biren Singh meets RP Meena's wife Mamta Bai Meena | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Manipur CM N. Biren Singh meets soldier R.P. Meena’s wife Mamta Bai Meena | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
RP Meena's wife at the wreath laying ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
R.P. Meena’s wife lays flowers on her husband’s coffin | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Also read: PLA & MNPF — Militant groups behind ‘well-planned’ ambush that killed CO, family in Manipur 


 

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