Death of jawan in ‘routine’ training, no mutiny: Army

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The Indian army on Sunday brushed aside the reports of a possible mutiny in an infantry unit in the northeast after the death of a soldier during training.

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The army, in a statement, confirmed that an officer was injured when a few soldiers became agitated and scuffled with seniors soon after the jawan’s death.

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Denying any ‘mutiny-like’ situation, the army statement said, “A case of death of a jawan during routine training activity has taken place in an infantry unit in the Northeast. It is not a case of any mutiny.”

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PTI quoted an army officer as saying that at least 4-5 jawans became emotional and agitated after the death of their fellow soldier.

“The jawan complained of chest pain prior to a route march and was checked by the unit medical officer who found him fit. He later collapsed during the march. He was rushed to the field ambulance where he died,” the officer said.

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