Bhubaneswar: Mortal remains of martyred Prasanna Kumar Sahoo and Manoj Kumar Behera, wrapped up with national flags, are likely to reach the Biju Patnaik International Airport here at around 2.30 pm today.
According to reports, the martyrs’ bodies are being brought by a special Defence aircraft. It has been late for the aircraft to reach here as the aircraft is carrying bodies of other martyrs belonging to other States and making landings at different places.
Now, a large number of people have already gathered outside the airport to pay floral tributes to the two proud sons of the State. .
The bodies of the two martyrs would be given guard of honour before they are sent to their respective villages.
While Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and State Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera are scheduled to join the funeral of martyr Prasanna Sahoo at his village Parisikhar under Nuagaon police station in Jagatisinghpur district, Union Minister Jual Oram and State Law Minister Pratap Jena will attend the funeral of martyr Manoj Behara at his village Ratanpur under Niali block in Cuttack district.