There were reports about agitation by jawans in an Infantry unit in North East on May 14. Scuffles were also reported among jawans and officers following a jawan’s death.
The death took place during a routine training activity, he said.
“The deceased jawan complained of chest pain prior to a route march and was checked by the unit medical officer who found him fit. He later collapsed during the march. He was rushed to the field ambulance where he died. An investigation is underway into the matter,” the officer said.
The incident is being investigated like all cases of death during training, the officer said.
In a similar scuffle between officer and jawan, in 2013, a boxing bout turned into a bare-knuckles street fight between officers and men of an infantry unit near Meerut, ending with two majors and a jawan in hospital.