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Mizoram cops shoot at Tripura residents who crossed border

🔴 While Ramuhai Reang, 40, escaped with a bullet injury in his leg and crossed over to Tripura, his son was caught by the Mizoram Police

Written by Debraj Deb | Agartala |
Updated: January 2, 2022 4:21:45 am
A 40-year-old man and his teenager son, both residents of North Tripura district, were shot at by the Mizoram Police. (File photo for representation only)

THE Mizoram Police shot at a 40-year-old man and his son, both of whom are from Tripura’s North District, on Friday afternoon who had crossed the border into the state.

While Ramuhai Reang, 40, managed to return with a bullet injury in his leg, his son Rathindra was captured by the Mizoram Police and is learnt to have undergone an operation there.

Speaking to The Sunday Express, North Tripura Superintendent of Police Bhanupada Chakraborty said it is still unclear why Reang and Rathindra ventured into Mizoram. He said a case was registered at Vangmun Police Station in North Tripura, close to the Tripura-Mizoram inter-state boundary.

“The investigating officer will travel to the spot of the incident to assess and investigate. It has not been ascertained so far why or how they went to Mizoram and under what conditions they were shot at. We are looking at all the aspects,” the official said.

Ramuhai, who returned to Tripura after the incident, is under treatment at Dharmanagar district hospital, where his condition is stable, the official informed. He sustained a single bullet injury.

Sources said a case had also been registered at the Kawrthah Police Station in Mizoram over the the incident. However, the Mizoram Police had not communicated anything on the case with the Tripura Police till latest reports came in.

A Tripura official said the father and men might have entered Mizoram from the border village of Lungthir, and could have been on their way to Kawrthah village. Sources said they might have entered via a kuchcha road to sell country-made liquor.

“We are hearing they were intercepted by the Mizoram Police on their way back and were ordered to stop. They duo tried to flee and were shot,” the official, who didn’t wish to be named, said.

Mizoram’s Mamit District Superintendent of Police could not be contacted over the phone for a comment.

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