KINSUK BASU AND SUBHASISH CHAUDHURISepoy Abhijit MandalFort William/Palashipara: The body of Abhijit Mandal, an army sepoy killed in Manipur on Tuesday, reached Calcutta on Thursday afternoon. Sepoy Mandal, 28, of the 28 Rajput Regiment was killed when a string of IEDs went off in Manipur's Chandel district while an army team was on an area domination exercise near the India-Myanmar border. Mandal's brother, a jawan with the 19 Rajput Regiment, is posted in Gwalior. "An officer from Manipur called me on Wednesday to convey the news of my son's death," Mandal's father Hirendra Nath Biswas said. Around 4pm on Tuesday when the army team reached L. Bonjoy village, a number of IEDs went off, an officer at Eastern Command said.
Source: The Telegraph March 08, 2018 21:11 UTC