Nagaland Villager, An Ex-Jawan, Was Shot In Army Firing. His Account

Nagaland Villager, An Ex-Jawan, Was Shot In Army Firing. His Account

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December 31, 2021

''Bullets were coming from all directions, not only from the jawans who were fleeing.'' Chongmei Konyak had seen it all before - his training as an Indian Army jawan instinctively kicked in. Caught in the middle of the cross-fire, Mr Konyak hit the deck, crawling to safety. "I rolled down to a nallah to save myself.''

New Delhi, 31 December 2021

As per news report of NDTV, A few metres away, Army soldiers, all members of the elite 21 Para Special Forces, had opened fire after being surrounded by furious villagers who were reacting to the death of six men from Oting, the village that they lived in. In the firing that left Mr Konyak injured, seven villagers were killed, taking the death count to 13. Just hours earlier, this same unit of jawans fired on a pick-up truck, in an ambush meant to target militants. Except, the men they shot turned out to be innocent villagers, who worked in mines nearby. As the situation grew more tense, dozens of villagers attacked the Army jawans with machetes. One soldier was killed. The others retaliated in self-defence. In this, they may have been supported by other commandos who were in concealed positions in the vicinity of the incident.

Source - NDTV


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