Two civilians were mistakenly shot by Army personnel in Arunachal Pradesh
Army soldiers are said to have shot two civilians in the Tirap region of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday evening. The Army had them treated at the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh.
The incident occurred at Chasa village, according to a PTI report citing Army officials, when two villagers, Nokphya Wangdan (28) and Ramwang Wangsu (23), were returning home after fishing in a river. It was a case of mistaken identity, according to Army officials.
One of the injured was shot in the ulna of his hand, while the other was shot in the toe, according to a senior doctor at the hospital.
Both are currently out of danger, according to AMCH superintendent Dr Prasanta Dihingia. According to a villager who was escorting the injured to the hospital, the duo was fired upon by Army soldiers.
"They're both orphans. One person's hand has been harmed, and another's leg has been injured. Something will have to be done by the government to help them "PTI cited the villager as saying.
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