An Indian army jawan from Assam was on Saturday reported missing from national capital Delhi under mysterious circumstances.
The missing army jawan was identified as Bitupan Mech, a resident of Phillobari in the Tinsukia district of Assam.
According to reports, he was heading to for posting in Jammu and Kashmir from Assam when he went missing. It has also come to the fore that he has been missing since February 22.
Assam-born Bitupan had enrolled into the Indian army in the year 2020. The young jawan, aged 22 years, had returned to his home in Assam in January after his father had reportedly met with an accident.
However, his father Padmeswar Mech passed away while undergoing treatment.
Before heading to Jammu and Kashmir, he had also talked over a video call with his mother and wife as his flight awaited departure from Dibrugarh airport in Assam.
However, after landing in Delhi and hailing a ride to Jammu and Kashmir, there has been no contact between him and his family members.
His wife and mother lodged a complaint Phillobari Police Station in connection with the matter.
It may be noted that on February 12, an army jawan was tragically trampled to death by an elephant in Assam’s Guwahati, reports stated.
As per the reports, the incident took place at the Narengi army camp in Guwahati. The jawan was on duty when at around 7 pm in the evening the tusker attacked and killed him.
Meanwhile, the identity of the deceased jawan came to the fore. He was recognized as Khamliang Khap, aged 52 years and a resident of Dimapur in Nagaland.
Moreover, it also came to the fore that the jawan was on duty at the Satgaon camp’s DSC area 222 when the incident took place. Following the attack, the jawan was immediately rushed to the Basistha Base Hospital. However, he was declared dead there.
Wild elephants roam freely inside the Narengi army camp area and there have been several incidents of conflict in the past. However, no such conflicts had resulted in loss of lives before.