Dimapur, June 19: Sepoy Hungnga Konyak of 164 Battalion TA (H&H) NAGA was laid to rest with full military honours at his native village Longching under Aboi sub division on Tuesday.
Braveheart Sepoy Hungnga Konyak was martyred in an ambush at Aboi on June 17 last by a joint force of outlawed NSCN (K) and ULFA (I). In the ambush, another Assam Rifles jawan, Havildar Fatey Singh Negi was also martyred.
According to the PRO Assam Rifles, in the ambush Sepoy Hungnga Konyak sustained gunshot injuries, but he refused to give in and continued to engage the militants. He was subsequently evacuated to Jorhat Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Brig MS Sidhu Commander 7 Sector, Col Samrat Sengupta Commanding Officer Tuensang Battalion, Lt Col Toshi Jamir of 164 Battalion TA (H&H) NAGA, Mankhao, OSD to Nagaland Chief Minister, Thavaseelan Karunanidhy (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Mon and Cha Ahung, Konyak Union president Longching Area, were in attendance to pay tribute to the noble soul in his final journey to heavenly abode and to express solidarity and support to the bereaved family members.
(Page News Service)