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Martyr Detailed Information

Name : Santosh Laxman Gurav
Force : Border Security Force (BSF)
Martyrdom Date : 09/07/2018
Martyrdom Place : PV 96, Tadveli under COB Marbeda, 121 Bn
Age on Date of Martyrdom : 27
Native Place: Village- Halaya PO- Halaya PS- Nandagad
Dependents: i)Shri Laxman Appanna Gurav (Father) ii)Smt Parmila Laxman Gurav (Mother) iii)Smt Maya Moneshri Shivantakaln (Sister) iv)Smt Chaya Ramesh Kolam (Sister) v)Smt Tulasa Maryani Mutagekar, (Sister)
Brief of Incident:
On 9 July 2018, Operation Tulip 59 launched in the AOR of 121 Bn BSF. BSF party led by Shri Niman Baxla, DC alongwith one Officer, 20 other ranks including No. 143504139 Constable Santosh Laxman Gurav and Shri S C Sahu, Thana Incharge of Thana Chhote Bethia with one Constable of Chhattisgarh Police, total 24 personnel, moved from COB Chhote Bethia to Tadveli through COB Marbeda.At about 1630 hrs, when party reached 7 kms ahead of COB Marbeda at a place PV 96, Naxals blasted IED in which the leading motor cycle rider No. 143504139 Constable Santosh Laxman Gurav and his pillion rider No. 143504388 Constable Vijayanand Naik, sustained grievous splinter injuries. Constable Santosh Laxman Gurav and the pillion rider were evacuated to PHC Bande where Doctors declared Constable Santosh Laxman Gurav and Constable Vijayanand Naik, brought dead at about 1945 hrs.