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Dorjee Khandu cremated with full state honours.

Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), May 10 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who was killed in a chopper crash, was cremated with full state honours at Shepedung near his native village in Tawang District.

Thousands of people turned up to attend the last rites of Khandu, who was cremated as per Buddhist traditions of the Monpa community.

Khandu and four others - crew members Captain J S Babbar and Captain K S Malick, Khandu"s security officer Yeshi Choddak and Yeshi Lamu, sister of Tawang legislator Tsewang Dhondup were killed in the chopper crash on April 30.

The bodies were retrieved from the crash site at Lobothang near the 13,700 feet Se La in Tawang district on May 5 after six days of intense search operations. (ANI)

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