Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday visited the residence of martyred Assam Rifles jawan Suman Swargiary at Thekerakuchi Kanhibari village of Barama in Baksa district Lower Assam and met the family of the martyr.
Swargiary who was a rifleman of the Assam Rifles was killed in a militant ambush along with seven others including the commanding officer of the unit at Churachandpur district of Manipur on November 13.
The Chief Minister placed a wreath at the portrait of the jawan and offered his tribute to the martyr.
Sarma interacted with the family and handed over a cheque of Rs 50 lakh to the family as per the policy of the state government to mark honour to the sacrifice of the martyr.
Further, as per the request of the local people in the area, the Chief Minister asked the PWD Department to take urgent steps for the construction of the road of the village which will be named after martyr Swargiary.
He also said that a rural stadium will be built at Hirimba Bodo High School, where the martyr studied.
Handloom and Textiles Minister UG Brahma, MLA and Political Secretary to CM Jayanta Malla Baruah, MLAs Bhupen Bodo, Lawrence Islary and Jiron Basumatary were also present during the visit of the Chief Minister.