Post-mortem of deceased soldier conducted; fingerprints of service weapon collected for fact-finding. No official reports from defence forces available so far
Tinsukia: An army jawan was found dead with bullet injuries under mysterious circumstances inside the field supply depot of Panitola in upper Assam's Tinsukia district on Thursday evening.
As per sources, the deceased Indian Army soldier has been identified as Narendra Kumar deployed in the artillery unit of the security forces and a resident of Himachal Pradesh,
According to a highly placed source in the Indian army, the incident took place on Thursday evening when the soldier along with few other jawans went to the cantonment for an official purpose.
"His body was recovered from inside an Army truck," the source added
Confirming about the incident to EastMojo, a senior official from Indian Army’s Dao Division headquarters in Dinjan said that a court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident for fact-finding.
Meanwhile, interacting with media in connection to the incident, the executive magistrate of Tinsukia district said that post-mortem of the deceased soldier has been conducted and a bullet mark at his chin has been found.
“Fingerprints of his service weapon are also examined,” he added,
However, there is no official report from the Indian Army till the filing of this report and efforts to speak to senior Army officials in Dinjan Division turned futile.