‘Who Will I Live For?’: Grieving Mother of CRPF Officer

Nine jawans killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chattisgarh’s Sukma on Tuesday, 13 March.

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CRPF constable Manoranjan Lenka was martyred in the Maoist attack.
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“Who will I live for now?” asks the inconsolable mother of CRPF constable Manoranjan Lenka, who was among the nine jawans killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chattisgarh’s Sukma on Tuesday, 13 March.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Manoranjan Lenka had rejoined duty a day before the attack after completing the last rites of his father.

Lenka hailed from Rebana Nuagaon village under Brahmagiri block in Puri district, and had gone home on 6 March.

His family said that he had spoken to his mother about 30 minutes before he lost his life in the attack.
Manoranjan Lenka had joined the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 2014
Manoranjan Lenka had joined the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 2014
(Photo: ANI)

Constable Lenka is survived by his mother and sister. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned the Maoist attack.

The wreath laying ceremony of the martyred soldiers was held in Raipur where Chief Minister Raman Singh and Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir paid tributes to the fallen soldiers.

(With inputs from ANI and Hindustan Times)

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