The body of the Army Jawan from Assam missing in the Sikkim flash floods was recovered on Sunday morning.
According to sources, the body of the deceased jawan, identified as Mitul Kalita, will be brought to his residence today evening from Sikkim to perform his last rites.
Mitul Kalita was a resident of Assam’s Baksa district who was posted in West Bengal’s Alipurduar. He was instructed to visit Sikkim by his department for some official work, however, on his way back, he went missing after a cloudburst occurred in North Sikkim on October 4.
Expressing condolences to the bereaved family, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma posted on X, "A tragic loss for Assam as it loses a braveheart in Mitul Kalita of Indian Army, from Baksa District, in the unfortunate flash flood in Sikkim. My prayers for the departed soul & condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of grief."
Yesterday, reports emerged that a youth from Assam went missing in Sikkim. As per sources, the missing youth has been identified as Hiren Deuri (29). According to information received, on October 2, Hiren had gone from Gangtok to visit Lachung. He has been untraceable since he arrived at Lachung.
On the other hand, Sikkim Chief Minister PS Tamang extended his appreciation to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (SSDMA), and the selfless volunteers who have displayed an exemplary level of humanity and dedication in the hour of need.
He also visited several areas around Singtam and Rangpo earlier today. In the company of concerned officials, he conducted a thorough assessment of the damages inflicted by the disaster. He also interacted with numerous victims who have been relocated to various accommodations, made inquiries about their well-being, and personally assured them of every possible support from the state government. Relief materials were also distributed to aid the affected individuals and families.