Wounded AR soldier succumbs to injuries

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IMPHAL, Dec 8: The AR Jawan of the 5 Assam Rifles B coy Maram post, injured in an attack by armed miscreant yesterday evening at Khonghampat Mantri Leikai, succumbed to his injuries in the wee hour today at RIMS.

The victim is identified as P Ramana, 22 of Andhra Pradesh.

He sustained cut at his head and both hands besides received two bullet injuries at his back.

According to reports the victim who was lying at the casualties department of RIMS passed away around 2 am in the morning. Post mortem has been conducted on the corpse.

It may be recalled that Ramana along with a fellow Jawan were coming to Imphal from Senapati on a civil passenger bus for their vacation and were supposed to depart for their native places from Imphal soon.

However on reaching on reaching Khonghampat area the bus diverted from the highway at Khongampat Mantri Leikai for refueling when armed persons sneak in the bus and intentionally attacked the two non local AR personnel with swords and small arms. Fortunately, the other Jawan identified as one P Mahesh, 27, s/o Onnurappa of Andhra Pradesh escaped from the Bus.

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