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Jawan dies, Army denies ‘mutiny’ following agitation by soldiers in North East unit

An army jawan in a frontline unit in the Northeast has died, possibly of a heart attack, after the entire unit was sent on a 10-km march.

Jawan dies-AVThe incident sparked an angry outburst among a group of 4 to 5 jawans in the area, which resulted in a fight between soldiers and officers. The Army confirmed this fight resulted in injuries.

The Army on Sunday denied there was a “mutiny” in an infantry unit in the northeast after the death of a soldier during training.

An officer was injured when a few soldiers became agitated and scuffled with seniors following the death. However, the army said there was no “mutiny-like” situation.

“The jawan complained of chest pain prior to a route march and was checked by the unit medical officer who found him fit. He later collapsed during the march. He was rushed to the field ambulance where he died,” the officer said.

The Army Headquarters in Delhi has denied any other individual was seriously injured. The Army has also denied that reinforcement units have moved into the area when the situation was getting out of hand.

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