1. Tension rises in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district after a shooting incident in Kharsang.
2. Three youths, engaged in hunting, were reportedly fired upon by Assam Rifles following a gunshot.
3. Limong Lungri, one of the youths, suffered a leg injury, while an Assam Rifles jawan is in serious condition after the exchange of fire.
Itanagar, Nov 18: Tension escalated in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district following a shooting incident reported on Friday in the Kharsang area.
Preliminary reports suggest that three youths engaged in hunting were fired upon by Assam Rifles after one of them discharged a firearm. Limong Lungri, one of the youths, sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. In the crossfire, an Assam Rifles jawan was also injured, and his condition is reported to be serious.
The Assam Rifles were stationed in the Pangchun village forest in Kharsang for area domination. In response to the gunshot sound from a youth engaged in hunting, the Assam Rifles personnel, misunderstanding the situation, mistook him for a militant, leading to the unfortunate incident.
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After the shooting, local residents surrounded the Assam Rifles camp in Kharsang, expressing their dissatisfaction and protesting against the security forces.
In the aftermath of the incident, a gathering of locals convened at the Kharsang Police Station. To control the situation, heavy security measures have been implemented in the area, according to sources.