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Northeast infantry unit jawan dies during training. Army denies 'mutiny' reports

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 May 2016, 12:59 IST

A jawan of the North East infrantry unit reportedly died of a heart attack after being allegedly sent for a ten kilometre march along with the entire unit.

The exact date of his death is not clear. According to an ANI report, the jawan had complained of chest pain before the march. He was then sent for a medical check up where the doctor declared him fit.

According to reports, fellow jawans - angered by the death - engaged in an ugly scuffle with the officers.

"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," NDTV quoted an Indian Army official as saying.

The incident is being investigated as is the practice in all cases of death during training.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 15 May 2016, 12:59 IST
 
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