Naxal victim laid to rest

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Madikeri, Karnataka, Nov 20 (UNI) The mortal remains of Constable Guruprasad, who was killed by Naxalites in an encounter with police, was laid to rest with full State honour at his residence last night.

Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker K G Bopaiah placed wreath on behalf of the State Government.

Guruprasad was killed while fighting against naxalites at Mattina Kadave near Horanadu.

KSRP DIG Kempaiah from KSRP, Deputy Commissioner Baladevakrishna, Head quarters assistant Chikkathammaiah and Superintendent of police Suresh were among those who paid last respects to the slain hero.

Talking to scribes, DIG Kempaiah said that the department will not spare any chance for the naxals to survive and they will be silenced. He assured that Rs five lakhs solotorium announced by the government to the family of Guruprasad would be paid shortly.

He said that Guruprasad raised his head during the fight with naxals and a gun hit his head.

Guruprasad had the credit of serving in police team fighting against the slain brigand Veerappan.

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