Bhubaneswar: The body of an Odia Army Jawan killed in Ladakh when a military vehicle fell into the valley reached his native village in Jajpur.
The jawan was identified as Shashank Sekhar Samal of Khetrapal village in Jajpur district. The village plunged into sorrow as information spread about the jawan’s death.
Besides, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik extended his condolences to the bereaved family members of the jawan.
ଲଦାଖରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଯବାନ ଶଶାଙ୍କ ଶେଖର ସାମଲ ଶହୀଦ ହୋଇଥିବା ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ଦୁଃଖିତ। ବୀର ଯବାନଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହିତ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 22, 2021
Shashank is survived by a widowed mother, wife and 2-yr-old child.