Service No : 13004256A
Place of Birth : Senapati dist, Manipur
Last Rank : Naik
Unit : 165 TA Bn/Assam Rif
Arm/Regt : Territorial Army
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom: 08 May 2017
Naik Varesho Hungeyo hailed from Leishupgung village of Senapati district in Manipur.
Manipur IED Blast: 08 May 2017
During May 2017, Nk Hungeyo’s unit 165 TA Bn was functioning under the operational command of Assam Rifles and was engaged in the counter-insurgency operations in Manipur. The insurgents belonging to UNLF(United National Liberation Front) were regularly indulging in anti-national activities and resorting to violence against the security forces on a regular basis. Consequently, the troops had to maintain a high level of alert at all times and had to be ready for counter-insurgency operations at very short notice. The movement of troops by road entailed high risk as most of the roads passed through thick vegetation and inaccessible areas. Nk Hungeyo along with his other comrades was tasked for operation on 08 May 2017 and had to move by road to an operational location in the Lokchoa area in Tengnoupal District.
At around 0530 hrs on 08 May as the vehicle carrying the troops reached Moreh, close to the Indo-Myanmar border, the suspected insurgents from MPA(Manipur People’s Army), the armed wing of UNLF triggered an IED blast. The blast was very powerful which smashed the front glass shield of the vehicle and flattened both the front tyres. Nk Hungeyo, Sep Arjun Baral and two more soldiers got seriously injured and were shifted to the nearby hospitals. Nk Hungeyo was shifted to the Military Hospital Leimakhong but he succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Nk Hungeyo was a dedicated and committed soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty.
Naik Varesho Hungeyo is survived by his wife Smt Ivey Hungeyo and a son.
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