‘Zindagi to bas apne dum pe jee jati hai’: When 6-yr-old Abeer Tripathi played Bhagat Singh

Imphal, 14 November

“Zindagi to bas apne dum pe jee jati hai, doosron ke kandhe par to janaze uthte hain (you live a life with strength you have, it’s others who carry your lifeless body).”

Abir Tripathi, the six-year-old son of Vipul Tripathi, the commanding officer of the Assam Rifles who was slain by the insurgents, said heroically with a moustache and cap standing in front of the Indian tricolour, as he played the superhero. Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, probably at a school function to celebrate India’s independence.

Abir, whose name means brightly colored powder applied to the face and thrown into the air during Holi celebrations, was hit by bullets, killing his father, mother Anuja and four Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur. had also died. Saturday morning.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) sent congratulatory messages to those who were involved in the operation but were saddened about the death of the child and his mother.

Taking responsibility for the attack, the rebels said in a communication that their workers were not aware that the officer’s wife and son were in the convoy.

He requested that the officials not bring their families to the areas declared “disturbed” by the government.

Guns breaking the deceptive peace of Manipur’s natural forests have gone silent in Churachandpur, bordering Myanmar. An indomitable boy’s cry is heard in the green hills–“Life is lived on its own”. PTI