KHARSANG- Tension prevailed in Kharsang area of Changlang district after a village youth and an Assam Rifles personnel were injured in an exchange of fire on Friday evening.
The incident took place at around 6:30 pm when three youths Lemmong Longri, Reylom Longri and Khamwang Hakhi, all residents of Injan village, were out for fishing and hunting came across the Assam Rifles patrol.
The youth reportedly sustained bullet injuries to his leg identified as Lameng Lungri.
Following the incident, locals gheraoed the Assam Rifles personnel and there was some heated exchange of words.
Later, the situation was brought under control after senior officials from the civil and police administration reached the spot.
The injured youth Lemmong Longri was referred to Margherita in Assam’s Tinsukia district for further treatment and the injured Assam Rifles personnel Rifleman Vikas was shifted to Dinjan army hospital for further treatment.
Meanwhile, the investigation is going on. While official reports are not submitted by the investigation officer, informed a senior police officer.