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Colonel Viplav Tripathi, who was martyred in a militant attack in Manipur on Saturday, was a resident of Raigad district of Chhattisgarh. Colonel Viplav along with his wife Anuja and five-year-old son Abir were also killed in the attack by the militants at around 11.30 am on Saturday. Four militants were also martyred in the attack in Singhat sub-division of Churachandpur district.

Colonel Viplav's father Subhash Tripathi, who grew up in Raigad, is a journalist. There is an atmosphere of mourning in the entire family after getting information about the incident. There is an influx of people at Subhash Tripathi's house located at Hari Jhandi Chowk in Raigad. State Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Governor Anusuiya Uikey have condoled the incident.

The incident took place when Colonel Viplav Tripathi had gone out to inspect the check post as usual. It was part of his routine, but on Saturday his family was also there. Wife Anuja, son, and Viplav were also present in the vehicle with them when the militants first blasted and then fired bullets and killed the entire family.

According to the information, first there was a blast in the car going ahead in the convoy of the vehicles of Commanding Officer Colonel Viplav. He himself was sitting with his family in the middle car. After the blast, the militants started firing bullets on both the remaining vehicles. Colonel Viplav and his wife died on the spot. The grandson was seriously injured but he also died during treatment.


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Colonel Viplav was the eldest son of his family. He also has a younger brother who is an officer in the army. The younger brother is also posted in Manipur. He was presently coming to Raigad on holidays. As soon as the news of the death of his elder brother was received, he left for Manipur. The mortal remains of Colonel Viplav and his martyr family will be brought to Raigad on Sunday by special army aircraft.

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