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Sikkim bids adieu to 3 IRBn killed in Delhi shootout

Mortal remains of three IRBn killed in Delhi was brought back to Sikkim. The tragic shooting incident which occurred on July 18 which took lives of three Indian Reserve Batallion Jawans in Haiderpur Water Plant in Delhi.

Pintso Namgyal Bhutia and Indra Lal Chhetri were killed on the spot while Dhanhang Subba was declared ‘brought dead’ by the nearby hospital in Delhi.

The three were killed by colleague Prabin Rai on July 18 afternoon. Later he surrendered in the Police Station in Rohini area of Delhi.

Amongst the deceased late Indra Lal Chettri hails from Bermoik, West Sikkim. Late Dhan Hang Subba from Machong, Pakyong district and late Pintso Namgyal Bhutia from Sumin Lingzey, Pakyong district.

The guard of honour and gun salute was given by Sikkim Police and Sikkim Armed Police. Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay, cabinet ministers, police personals along with families of the three deceased Jawans offered condolences at Rangpo Police station.

Addressing the media at Rangpo, DGP A. Sudhakar Rao shared, “Delhi Police is yet to share the details of their investigation with Sikkim Police. Such incidents happen sometimes, it is not just happening with Sikkim police. This is a human error, hence we can give any comment on the incident. The stress is common with everyone. We try to manage the stress among the Jawans.”

“In fact recently we have signed an Memorandum of Understanding with NIMHANS Bangalore to discuss about mental health. We will be training our own workforce almost 50 of them such that they can discuss mental health situation with other police force. They will discuss elaborately about the mental health situation”. He added

Furthermore, DGP Rao informed that Rs. 4 lakhs each will be given from Sikkim Police fund to the families of the three deceased as ex-gratia. “Chief Minister has announced that from the Chief Minister’s fund he will be giving Rs. 5 lakhs each as ex-gratia.”

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