Villager shot dead in Arunachal Pradesh, Army says ‘mistaken identity’

The incident happened when security personnel laid an ambush to eliminate "hardcore terrorists" after receiving intelligence about their movements. The Army said the villager made "suspicious movements" and rushed towards the ambush party when challenged.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 15, 2017 4:01 pm
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In a case of ‘mistaken identity’, the Indian Army on Wednesday night shot dead a villager in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district during counter-insurgency operations. The villager, identified as Thingtu Ngemu, was shot by the 21 Para (Special Forces) troopers. The incident happened when security personnel laid an ambush to eliminate “hardcore terrorists” after receiving intelligence about their movements. The Army said that Ngemu made “suspicious movements” and rushed towards the ambush party when challenged.

“The Army troops had laid an ambush in this particular area based on hard intelligence with regards to movement of a group of Hardcore terrorists. It was during this time the individual who has got killed, came into the ambush and on being challenged he made very suspicious movements and rushed towards the ambush party, which forced them to open controlled fire resulting in the individual suffering fatal injury. It is a case of mistaken identity,” the army said in a statement.

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    Jun 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm
    Cowbelt general Rawat has said this was a strategic mistake to keep civilians in line and such strategic mistakes will happen in future. General Rawat also rewarded the jawan who killed the man by strategic mistake. Sanghis are celebrating the killing saying that the man was a north eastern so must be a beef eater and must go to Bangladesh, another beef eating country. Kadi Ninda Mamu Rajnath Singh, Ram Gardhav Madhav and Smriti Bovine Irani and the last Asiatic hippo Amit Vomit Shah have warned that they will set gaurakshaks upon anyone who complains about the army strategic mistake who will proceed to lynch them.
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