An Army Jawan died during a routine training activity in a North East Infantry unit. It is reported that he complaint of chest pain before the training session but the medical team declared him fit. He collapsed in the middle of the march and was declared dead, spreading anger among the emotional jawans.
A team of jawans staged a protest that lead to a scuffle in the unit. However, the Army has firmly denied any case of a mutiny in the unit.
An Army officer said, “Few jawans got emotional and agitated when consoled by the Adjutant leading to a minor scuffle, in which no one was injured seriously.”
But the reports said that a Captain and three officers were badly injured in the clash.
In a statement to the media, the Indian Army has said, “A case of death of a jawan during routine training activity has taken place in an infantry unit in the North East. It is NOT a case of any mutiny. The Jawan complained of chest pain prior to route march – was checked by unit MO (Medical Officer) and found fit. The jawan later collapsed during route march – was brought to the Field Ambulance where he succumbed.”