Anantnag: A CRPF trooper died Saturday evening, in Wanpoh area of Anantnag district, after his company commander allegedly did not give him permission to visit a doctor, outside the camp.
The troopers, aghast at the ‘highhandedness’ of their commander, have thrashed him soon after the death of their colleague.
The deceased trooper of 66 battalion has been identified as Khupnin Lal Nisao, a resident of Manipur. Nisao was presently posted at Wanpoh railway station.
As per sources Nisao had not been keeping well since last more than five days and was regularly denied permission to visit a doctor by the camp commander.
“His condition took a turn for the worse as the medicine provided at the MI room inside the camp did not have the desired effect,” sources told Kashmir Reader, adding that he finally succumbed late Saturday evening inside the camp.
Infuriated by his death and the indifference of their commander, the troopers got together and gave their commander a sound thrashing, sources said.
The reports however were refuted by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the CRPF in Anantnag, Mohsin Siddiqui, who maintained that the health of the jawans was of utmost priority for the force.
“He had complained of weakness and headache and was provided medicine at the MI room in the camp. His condition deteriorated in the evening and he died before he could reach even the MI room,” Siddiqui said.
He said that Nisao was rushed to Anantnag district hospital to get a second opinion, “but he had indeed succumbed,”
Siddiqui called the reports of denial of permission to visit a doctor and the altercations that followed as completely baseless.
“We provide the best of the medical care to our Jawans and same was provided to Nisao. A denial of permission to visit a doctor is out of question,” Siddiqui said.