Thiruvananthapuram: The mortal remains of CRPF jawan G Jayachandran, who was killed by terrorists in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, was on Monday cremated at his home village in Palode near here with military and state honours.
A large number of people from various walks of life, including politicians, police officials and Army personnel thronged the 52-year-old jawan's house to pay their last respects. The body was brought by an Air India flight here last night. CRPF officials received the body and accorded a guard of honour at the airport.
Representing the Kerala government, Forest Minister K Raju attended the funeral ceremony.
State Minister For Power Kadakampally Surendran, A Sampath, MP, and Director General of Police Lokanath Behera were among those who paid their last respects at the airport. Jayachandran is survived by wife Sindhu Kumari and daughters Sneha and Sruthi.
In the deadliest attack on security forces in three years, eight CRPF personnel were killed and 21 others critically wounded when terrorists rained bullets on a bus carrying them in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on June 25.