**Rayagada:** A District Voluntary Force (DVF) jawan was martyred in a landmine explosion near Sakata village in Muniguda in the district here on Monday evening.
The martyred jawan has been identified as Sanjay Majhi and the mishap took place during combing operation.
The explosion was so powerful that Majhi’s leg got severed from his body and he died on the spot. His body has been preserved at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here.
After due guard of honour has been accorded to the martyr, his body would be sent to his native place and handed over to the kin for last rites.
Soon after the tragic incident, intense search operation has been stepped up in the area.
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