The State on Wednesday paid homage to Pushparajan, a constable with the 85 battalion of the CRPF, who was killed in the April 9 Maoist attack in Bijapur, Chattisgarh.

Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar received the mortal remains of Pushparajan at the Thiruvananthapuram airport, after which the body was taken to his hometown, Vembayam. Pushparajan is survived by his wife Sindu Lekha and two daughters.