In Nagaland, Indian armed forces ‘mistakenly’ kill civilians. On Saturday evening, security forces opened fired at the pick-up van carrying coal miners. Six people were killed and many were injured. The people killed were going to their village Oting, from the Tiru area.
The Special forces of the Indian army were ready for a counter operation after a tip. As per police sources, they laid a trap by putting an ambush near Oting village. But ‘mistakenly’ they opened fire on a truck carrying villagers. During the open fire, six villagers died at the spot while two died later.
As per a state government official, angry people created violence in the area on Sunday and a big crowd of people started marching towards the army camps and started damaging buildings, they even put some vehicles and buildings on fire.
As per the Army’s Dimapur-based 3rd Corps, a soldier also died due to injuries during thr violence. Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed his condolences to the victims’ families. “Anguished over an unfortunate incident in Nagaland’s Oting, Mon. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. A high-level SIT constituted by the State govt will thoroughly probe this incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families,” he said in a tweet.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said the unfortunate incident leading to killing of civilians at Oting, Mon was “highly condemnable”. “Condolences to the bereaved families & speedy recovery of those injured. High level SIT will investigate & justice delivered as per the law of the land. Appeal for peace from all sections,” he said in a tweet.