On November 13, 2021, terrorists murdered Colonel Viplav Tripathi, the commanding officer of Assam Rifles's Khuga Battalion, his wife, six-year-old son and four riflemen of the country's oldest paramilitary force in Manipur's Churachandpur district.
Colonel Tripathi's convoy was targeted at Sehkan village in Churachandpur district by suspected terrorists of the People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), an insurgent group in Manipur, demanding a separate homeland.
Please click on the images to view the final tributes paid to Colonel Viplav Tripathi, his wife, son and Rifleman Suman Swargiary who made the supreme sacifice for the nation.
IMAGE: Martyr Rifleman Suman Swargiary's 3-year-old son pays respects to his father's mortal remains in Baksa, Assam, on Monday, November 15, 2021. Photographs: ANI Photo
IMAGE: Army personnel carry Rifleman Swargiary's mortal remains in Baksa on Monday.
IMAGE: Army personnel pay tribute to Rifleman Swargiary in Baksa on Monday.
IMAGE: Juri Swargiary, Rifleman Swargiary's wife, mourns her husband.
IMAGE: Army personnel hand over the Tricolour, which draped Rifleman Swargiary's coffin, to his grieving wife.
IMAGE: Juri Swargiary salutes her husband's mortal remains before it makes its final journey.
IMAGE: Colonel Viplav Tripathi, his wife and son's mortal remains, accompanied by his family members, makes its way to the Ramlila Maidan in Raigarh, Chhatrisgarh, for the final rites on Monday.
IMAGE: Army personnel and Raigarh residents pay their respects to Colonel Tripathi, his wife and son in Raigarh on Monday.
IMAGE: Indian Army and Indian Air Force personnel carry the mortal remains of Colonel Tripathi, his wife, his son for the last rites in Raigarh.
IMAGE: Colonel Tripathi's mother mourns her son, daughter-in-law and grandson at the Ramlila Maidan in Raigarh on Monday.
IMAGE: People throng to pay tribute to Colonel Tripathi, his wife and son, who were killed in the terrorist attack in Manipur, at the Ramlila Maidan in Raigarh on Monday.
IMAGE: Colonel Tripathi's father lays a wreath at the mortal remains of his son, his daughter-in-law and grandson.
IMAGE: Colonel Tripathi's father salutes his son, his daughter-in-law and grandson before the final rites.