Darjeeling: Mechpara Tea Estate in the Jalpaiguri district was shrouded in sorrow with news of the martyrdom of a brave heart.Naik Rajib Thapa attained martyrdom in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. A PIB (Defence Wing,) Government of India, press release stated that the Pakistan Army had resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the line of control in Naoshera Sector, District Rajaouri, Jammu and Kashmir on August 23. In the exchange of fire Naik Rajib Thapa, aged 34 years attained martyrdom. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Indian Army responded strongly and effectively. Heavy damage to the Pakistan Army posts and casualties to Pakistan soldiers have been inflicted claimed the release. “Rajib Thapa was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The Nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” stated the release. Army sources stated that the mortal remains of the brave heart will be flown to Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri and is scheduled to arrive at around 10:30 am on Saturday and then by road to Mechpara, Jalpaiguri. He will be laid to rest amidst full military honours. “It is a very sad day for us. He was the only earning member of the family. He is survived by his wife Khusbu Mangar Thapa, 8-month-old daughter and elderly parents. He was a valiant man,” stated Ajay Kumar Alay, uncle of the deceased.