Imphal: An Indian Army soldier, identified as Sepoy Serto Thangthang Kom, was found dead with gunshot wounds in the Imphal East area on Sunday.
The slain soldier was on leave and was abducted from his residence at Tarung, Neikanlong, Happy Valley, Imphal West on Saturday. He was deployed at Leimakhong Military station, Manipur, official sources said.
Sepoy Serto was abducted from his home at about 10:00 AM on 16 September 2023. As per the statement of his 10 year old son, who is the only eyewitness to the crime, said that three miscreants entered the home while the father and son were working on the porch and placed a pistol on his father’s head and forced him into a white coloured vehicle, and drove away with him.
There was no news of the soldier, till this Sunday morning. At about 9:30 AM his body was found at Khuningthek Village, East of Mongjam under Sogolmang Police Station, Imphal East. His identity was confirmed by his brother and brother-in-law, who stated that the soldier had been murdered by a single bullet in his head. The post mortem report is awaited.
The soldier who breathed his last at the hand of miscreants is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. The last rites shall be conducted as per the wishes of the family. The Army has rushed a team to assist the bereaved family in all manners possible.
Army strongly condemns the killing of Sep Serto Thangthang Kom and stands by his family in these difficult times.