Border Security Force jawan A.J. Jayarame Gowda (32) was laid to rest with full State honours at his native village Agrahara Bachahalli in K.R. Pet taluk in Mandya district on Saturday. Jayarame Gowda had drowned in Surma River in Cachar district in Assam on July 10.
Police personnel paid respects to Jayarame Gowda by firing three rounds in the air. Jayarame Gowda’s family including mother Nanjamma, wife Mamatha, two-year-old daughter J. Lakshmidevi, brothers A.J. Manjegowda, A.J. Dhanendra, A.J. Suresh, A.J. Kempegowda, and sister A.J. Mahadevi were present when he was buried. A large number of people from in and around Agrahara Bachahalli, hundreds of students from various educational institutions, relatives and friends of Jayarame Gowda, and district officials attended the funeral and paid him their last respects.
Mandya Deputy Commissioner B.N. Krishnaiah, Mandya Superintendent of Police Borase Bhushan Gulabrao, Additional Superintendent of Deputy Commissioner B.N. Krishnaiah and other officials received the coffin in Mandya city on Friday night and it was shifted to a private hospital. District officials paid tributes to the departed BSF Jawan on Saturday morning near Sir M. Visvesvaraya statue off Bangalore-Mysore Highway.
Later, the body, draped in the tricolour, was taken in a procession to Agrahara Bachahalli.
Mr. Krishnaiah and BSF officials told Mamatha, Jayarame Gowda’s wife, that all help would be extended to her family.