Slain commando put to rest with full honor

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The body of the slain commando Sakhamuri Muralikrishna (32) of the Central Reserve Police Force, who was killed in a Maoist encounter in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh, was buried here with full ceremonial honors in his home village of Gudipudi in Sattenapalli Mandal on Tuesday.

District collector Vivek Yadav, Deputy Inspector General (South Coastal Range) Trivikram Verma and Superintendent of Police (Guntur Rural) Vishal Gunni paid tribute to flowers. Mr. Yadav and Mr. Gunni placed a wreath on behalf of Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan.

Lok Sabha MP from Narsaraopet, Lavu Sri Krishnadevarayulu and MLA Ambati Rambabu also placed wreaths as a sign of respect for the killed commando.

The body was laid to rest after a ceremonial gun salute.

Murali Krishna was the younger son of Ravindra Babu and Vijaya Kumari. He was recruited by the CRPF in 2015 and soon received a place in the elite COBRA battalion.

“Our son spoke to us on April 1st and said he would come home on May 15th. We made his wedding arrangements, but within a few days we received this heartbreaking news,” said his father Ravindra Babu.

Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced an ex gratia of 30 pounds sterling to each of the killed commandos. Mr. Yadav said that he would provide the family with any necessary help.

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