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Home Ministry�s intervention sought in villager�s killing

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ITANAGAR, June 16 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu spoke to Union Home Ministry expressing concern over the death of a civilian in Namtok under Changlang district reportedly by army and sought its urgent intervention.

The Chief Minister also conveyed deepest condolences on the death of the person.

�I have been informed that in the incident one villager, Thingtu Ngemu of Kongsa village 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.

The Army shot dead the 35-year-old Thingtu Ngemu on Wednesday night, which they termed a case of mistaken identity.

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) vehemently condemned the killing of the village man by the Army personnel.

The APCC said that the innocent village man has become a victim of army�s unwanted ambush due to procedural lapses. As per convention, it is mandatory for the army to coordinate with civil police before starting any operation in civilian areas in order to avoid any untoward happenings.

It demanded that the State Government provide an ex-gratia of Rs 5 crore and a Government job to the family member of the deceased.

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Home Ministry�s intervention sought in villager�s killing

ITANAGAR, June 16 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu spoke to Union Home Ministry expressing concern over the death of a civilian in Namtok under Changlang district reportedly by army and sought its urgent intervention.

The Chief Minister also conveyed deepest condolences on the death of the person.

�I have been informed that in the incident one villager, Thingtu Ngemu of Kongsa village 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.

The Army shot dead the 35-year-old Thingtu Ngemu on Wednesday night, which they termed a case of mistaken identity.

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) vehemently condemned the killing of the village man by the Army personnel.

The APCC said that the innocent village man has become a victim of army�s unwanted ambush due to procedural lapses. As per convention, it is mandatory for the army to coordinate with civil police before starting any operation in civilian areas in order to avoid any untoward happenings.

It demanded that the State Government provide an ex-gratia of Rs 5 crore and a Government job to the family member of the deceased.