The civilians were taken to Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh for treatment, said Army sources.
Itanagar: Two civilians were inadvertently shot at by Army personnel when they were returning home after fishing in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.
The incident reportedly took place in Chasa village of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district on Friday evening. The Army sources said it was a case of mistaken identity.
The two locals have been identified as Nokphya Wangdan (28) and Ramwang Wangsu (23).
The villagers were admitted to Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh for treatment, said Army sources, news agency PTI reported. The duo is said to be out of danger.
One of the civilians suffered a bullet injury in the ulna of his hand, while the other was hit by a bullet on the toe, said AMCH superintendent Dr Prasanta Dihingia.
A villager, who accompanied the injured persons to the hospital, claimed that the duo was fired upon by Army personnel.
“Both of them are orphans. Now, one’s hand is injured and another’s leg is wounded. The government will have to do something for them,” he said.