Tuesday, December 6, 2022

2 NAP jawans shot dead by colleague

Correspondent/Staff Reporter

A personnel of the Nagaland Armed Police (NAP) Rangers (erstwhile Special Task Force) posted at Lamhainamdi village area near Jalukie shot dead two of his colleagues with a service weapon on Tuesday evening.
According to the police, the deceased were identified as lance naik T Zewangba Yim (35) of NAP Rangers and constable Kevisekho Khate (34) of 10th NAP India Reserve Battalion ‘A’ Company. The accused– Zenise Yhoshu of MT Platoon of NAP Rangers– was arrested and taken into police custody. An FIR has been lodged at Jalukie PS.
Police sources said that the incident happened at around 8.30 p.m. when the accused fired 13 rounds from an INSAS rifle. The victims, who were rushed to Community Health Centre (CHC) Jalukie, were declared brought dead.
Police sources said that during the medical examination conducted at CHC Jalukie, the accused was found to be under the influence of alcohol. After a magisterial inquest was conducted in the presence of ADC Jalukie, the bodies were referred to District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) for conducting post-mortem.
Meanwhile, a brief service was held at DHD before the bodies were taken to their respective villages. Family members of the deceased, senior police officers, including IGP (ABNs-IR) Sonia Singh and commissioner of police Dimapur Kevithuto Sophie, were present at the service. The families expressed deep pain and also demanded to know how both Kevisekho and Zewangba were killed.
Ex-gratia for kin of deceased: State government, as per 2013 government notification, would be granting an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh each to next of the kin of the two deceased. It was has learnt that the government is likely to provide government jobs to the kin of both the victims on compassionate grounds, once the ban on appointment is lifted.

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