BSF Jawan Dies in Manipur Firing

Two Assam Rifles soldiers are learned to have been injured.

New Delhi: Firing in Manipur’s Serou area, between alleged ‘insurgents’ and security forces, led to the death of a Border Security Force jawan on the night between June 5 and 6.

Two soldiers of the Assam Rifles were also injured.

The Spear Corps of the Indian Army said in a statement that the two have been air evacuated to Mantripukhr.

Both sides had fired at each other as the Army, Assam Rifles, police and Central Armed Police Forces’ ‘Area Domination Operations’ took off in the hill and valley areas of the state on Saturday, June 3.

Hindustan Times has noted in a report that the slain BSF constable is Ranjit Yadav who belonged to the 163 Battalion and who was posted at the Serou Practical High School in Manipur’s Kakching district. Upon receiving bullet injuries, he was taken to the Jitan hospital in Kakching, where he was declared brought dead.