Hundreds of people on Wednesday evening poured into Pranjal’s home to bid a tearful adieu to the braveheart Pranjal Saikia, who laid down his life at Tongona village under Kakopathar P S fighting militants in March 15 was consigned to flame with full state honour at his native village Dighaliati under Raha Police Station.
People crowded at Pranjal’s home soon after the 30 year old Police Sub-Inspector wrapped in the tricolor was received by family members. Tears rent the air as the last journey of Pranjal started from his house in nearby creamation ground around 7.35 p.m. The brother of the martyr lit the pyre.
Along with grief stricken family members ,friends,colleagues,strangers and common people broke down as the 30 year old Pranjal’s inconsolable mother sat close to his body caressing her son repeatedly touching his forehead. Several organizations of Raha also offered floral tribute to Pranjal. Police personnel of Raha Police Station including i/c Arun Kr. Bora were also present in the creamation site.
Born in 1981 at Dighaliati village of Raha Pranjal was the second son of retired school teacher Jhulan Saikia. He had joined the Assam Police in 2008 and was loved by all for his amiable nature.