An Assam Rifles Jawan stationed in an ASSAM RIFLES BATTALION near the Indo-Myanmar border in South Manipur has opened fire on his colleagues, leaving six injured.
As reported by NDTV, the incident occurred near the Myanmar border in south Manipur, one of the remotest areas that used to be a hotbed of insurgency.
The wounded personnel, all non-natives of Manipur, were promptly evacuated to the Military Hospital, where they are reported to be in stable condition.
"One Assam Rifles Jawan opened fire on his colleagues injuring six of them (all injured are non-Manipuris); later the individual shot himself. All injured have been evacuated to Military Hospital for further treatment and reported to be stable," said Manipur police in a statement on social media.
The statement also added that, "This unfortunate incident should not be correlated with ongoing conflict, given the fact that none of the injured are from Manipur. Investigation into the incident has been ordered to ascertain the facts."
It's important to note that all Assam Rifles battalions have mixed class composition including those belonging to various communities from Manipur.
Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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