Rayagada: A jawan of the District Voluntary Force (DVF) was killed in a landmine explosion near Sakata village under Muniguda police limits of Odisha’s Rayagada district late last night.
The deceased has been identified as Sanjay Majhi (22) of Ambadola village in the district.
According to reports, the blast took place while a combing operation was underway in Niyamgiri area. Majhi sustained grievious injuries in the landmine explosion and succumbed on the way to hospital, a senior police official said.
A guard of honour will be accorded to the martyr at the district police headquarters following which the body will be taken to Majhi’s native place for last rites.
On the other hand, combing operation has been intensified in the area by security forces.