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Posted at: May 15, 2016, 11:32 AM; last updated: May 15, 2016, 6:20 PM (IST)

Army officer injured in scuffle with jawans

Army officer injured in scuffle with jawans
Picture is for representational purpose only

Ajay Banerjee

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 15

Jawans of an Indian Army infantry battalion posted in the sensitive north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh have clashed with officers of the same unit following the death of a jawan. An Army officer has been injured in the scuffle.

Army authorities in New Delhi admitted that a scuffle did take place in the north-eastern state but said it was not a ‘mutiny’. The incident occurred in an area that is in the far-eastern corner of the state and close to the ‘McMohan line’, the defacto boundary between India and China.

The death occurred when a jawan during routine training activity complained of chest pain prior to route march. He was examined by the medical officer of the unit and found ‘fit’.

However, the jawan later collapsed during route march and was brought to a field ambulance where he died.

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Half a dozen of his colleagues got emotional and agitated over the death. On being consoled by the Adjutant, it led to a scuffle. No one was injured seriously.

The incident being investigated as is the practice in all cases of death during training, Army authorities said in Delhi.


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