KOHIMA, April 25 – A sepoy of Assam Rifles was shot dead by unknown armed miscreants in Nagaland’s capital today, police sources said.
Initial reports stated the victim was in regular patrolling duty along with colleagues near the Red Cross complex area when armed miscreants opened fire.
He was rushed to the nearby hospital but was declared brought death. No underground factions have claimed responsibility. Police and paramilitary forces have cordoned off the area and investigation was in progress, sources said.
This is the second such attack on the Assam Rifles by armed miscreants within a period of one month.
On March 26 last, four Assam Rifles jawans were injured as unidentified armed miscreants attacked the Company Operating Base and outpost of 19 Assam Rifles located about five kms on the outskirts of Kohima. – PTI