BHAWANIPATNA: The last rites of SOG jawan Laxmikant Jani, 32, who died in the Maoist attack in Kandhamal, was performed at Malgaon, his native place, in Kalahandi district on Tuesday.
His funeral pyre was lighted by his five-year-old son Prabhat Jani as policemen gave the martyr a 21-gun salute.
“His loss can’t be compensated,” said Laxmikant’s elder brother Trinath Jani.
Villagers mourned his death along with family remembers. SP (Kalahandi) Brijesh Kumar Rai, who was present during cremation, said around Rs 20 lakh will be given to the family and a government job will be provided to one of the family members.