Bolangir: The body of Doordarshan cameraperson Achutyananda Sahu, which was brought to his residence here from Chhattisgarh, was consigned to flames at his at his native village Ghusuramunda in Loisingha area in the district.
Apart from family members and close relatives, a large number of locals were present on the occasion to bid the body of the Sahu a tearful farewell.
Sahu was killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. Sub Inspector Rudra Pratap, Assistant Constable Mangalu and cameraman Sahu were killed in the Maoist ambush in poll-bound Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh to the next of kin of Sahu, who is survived by his wife.