Mizoram civilian injured during border row; undergoing treatment
Guwahati: A Mizoram civilian has been injured during the firing at Assam-Mizoram border on Monday, informed CM Zoramthanga.
The CM informed that a resident of Vairengte Venhlun, Lalmuansanga, suffered grievous bullet injury and is undergoing treatment at Kolasib Civil Hospital at Mizoram.
Zoramthanga also informed that all expenses of the injured will be borne by the Mizoram government.
Taking to Twitter he wrote: “Lalmuansanga, resident of Vairengte Venhlun, who suffered grievous bullet wound fired by Assam Police yesterday is currently undergoing treatment at Kolasib Civil Hospital. Utmost medical care available is given. All expenses will be borne by the Mizoram Government.”
At least five Assam Police personnel were killed while defending the “constitutional boundary” of the state with Mizoram and more than 60 people injured, including an SP, as the festering border dispute between the two northeastern states erupted into a bloody conflict on Monday, officials said.
After allegations of encroachment of territory by both sides over the past few weeks and skirmishes that escalated tensions between the two states, violent clashes were reported along the inter-state border that ended in the death of at least five Assam policemen.
The incidents came two days after Amit Shah held talks with the chief ministers of eight northeastern states and underscored the need to resolve lingering border disputes.
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