Martyred CRPF head constable’s wife appeals PM to wipe off militancy

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GUWAHATI, February 15: Wife of CRPF head constable Maneswar Basumatari, who was martyred along with 40 other CRPF personnel in an attack by JeM at Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday, has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to punish the terrorists responsible and wipe off militancy.
Facing an uncertain life at the moment after the loss of her husband, who was the sole bread earner of the family, Sanmati Basumatari said, “We have lost everything. I pray to Modi ji to ensure that the militants are punished…also finish terrorism.”
Basumatari, who hails from Kalbari village in Assam’s Baksa district neighbouirng Bhutan border, joined CRPF in 1994. He belonged to 98th battalion of CRPF and besides his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter, both of whom are studying in college.
Another jawan from Bongaigaon, Pabitra Barman, who was also in the convoy, has survived with minor injuries.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has condemned the incident and tweeted, “Strongly condemn the cowardly attack on #CRPF jawans in #Pulwama Terror has no place in India and we must together fight this menace as a nation. My heart goes out to the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives today. Deepest condolences”. (TNN)