Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar , Dec 23:
Odisha BSF jawan,Kishore Ranjan Rout’s body will be flown to Odisha and taken to his native place at the Deulatara village under Kendrapada district in Odisha today.
He was among the 10 BSF jawans on the ill fated small twin-engine Border Security Force aircraft bound for Ranchi on Tuesday which crashed near Dwarka after it burst into flames just outside IGI airport.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday paid homage to the BSF plane crash jawans who had died yesterday in the capital.
The entire top rank of BSF, defence forces officials, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MOS Home Kiren Rijiju were present in the guard of honour ceremony.
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had yesterday expressed grief and distress at the loss of lives in the plane crash.
While, BSF Director General Devendra Kumar Pathak had said that the ministry of civil aviation and the BSF are conducting enquiries to find out the reasons for the plane crash. He also added that family members of the deceased will get Rs 20 lakhs from the BSF’s internal insurance fund in addition to government announcement, according to reports.
The body of the Odisha son, constable Kishore Ranjan Rout, will be flown to Bhubaneswar from Delhi and taken to Kendrapada today where his last rites will be conducted after the guard of honour is paid to the jawan . Rout, the only son of his parents, is survived by his wife, Pragati and two children Sriharsha (10) and Aditya (2).
“He was my only son, though I am proud of him, but it is a very big loss for us. Kishore had joined BSF in 2001. He had served in Kashmir for 10 years and was posted in the Palam airport since 2012”, said Balakrushna Rout, Kishore’s father, a retired BSF jawan.