Arunachal- Khandu condoles death of civilian killed by Army


Chief Minister Pema Khandu has conveyed deepest condolences on the death of a civilian in Namtok under Changlang district reportedly killed by security forces in the “Mistaken Identity”.

“I have been informed that in the incident one villager Thingtu Ngemu (35) of Kongsa village has lost his life while several others have been injured. This kind of incident could have been averted through proper care and planning,” Khandu, who is out of the state, said in a statement today.

On behalf of the people and the government, Khandu expressed solidarity with families of the deceased and those injured and said words would be superfluous to condole and console at the moment.

“Though no measure of compensation in kind or cash would compensate the loss, the state government is duty bound to provide ex-gratia relief according to norms to the next of kin of the deceased and assistance to the injured for the best of treatment to save their lives.” He added.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister spoke to the Union Home Ministry expressing concern over the incident and sought its urgent intervention.