A villager from Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh, bordering Myanmar, was shot dead by the Army, which it says is a case of mistaken identity.
“The Army troops had laid an ambush in this particular area based on hard intelligence with regards to movement of a group of hardcore terrorists. It was during this time the individual who has got killed, came into the ambush and on being challenged he made very suspicious movements and rushed towards the ambush party, which forced them to open controlled fire resulting in the individual suffering fatal injury. It is a case of mistaken identity,” the army said in a statement issued on Thursday.
The incident took place on the intervening night of June 14 and 15.
Army sources said they have increased vigil in the area as it serves as a transit route for terrorists.