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Army denies case of ‘mutiny’ following agitation by jawans in North East unit

Following the death of a jawan during a routine training activity in a North East Infantry unit, a few emotional jawans agitated leading to a scuffle. However, the Army has firmly denied any case of a mutiny in he unit.The jawan had complained of chest pain prior to the route march but when checked by the unit medical officer, was found fit.However, later he collapsed during the route march and was brought to the Field Ambulance where he succumbed.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Speaking to ANI, 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,” reported NDTV.The Army statement was issued after reports emerged on social media of a “mutiny-like” situation involving officers and jawans in the area.The incident is being investigated as is the practice in all cases of death during training.(With ANI inputs)