A 59-year-old Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan, who was on his way to a Republic Day parade in Nagpur, died in a road accident, the police said on Wednesday.
The accident took place in Nagpur's Sonegaon area, they said.
"The CISF jawan, identified as GD Raghuvanshi, was a resident of Airport Colony. He was a hawaldar and a yoga instructor in the CISF. He left the house early in the morning to participate in the parade," a police officer said.
"After travelling some distance, his motorcycle hit a milk-seller's two-wheeler. He suffered grievous injuries in the accident and was rushed to a private hospital, where he died around 3 pm," he said.
On Wednesday, GD Raghuvanshi's body was taken to his village in a chariot decorated with flowers for his funeral.
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