The grandmother and brother of a soldier who died while on national service have begun a vigil in from of the Ministry of Defence. The relatives of the B.Altangerel are demanding answers; they believe that he died at his army barracks under suspicious circumstances. The sit-down vigil began yesterday, 18 March. Our News Agency interviewed D.Altangerel, the grandmother of the deceased soldier.
According to D.Altangerel, she received a call about the death of her grandson B.Altantulga at 6.00 p.m. on 22 January 2019. When they arrived at the barracks of army unit 336th which is located in Zuunbayan soum of the Dornogobi province, forensics had already prepared the analysis of soldier’s death: it said that the young soldier’s death had not directly been caused by external forces. A second analysis stated that B.Altantulga had died of an illness. However, according to his grandmother there were many traces of external wounds on the body. As a result, the family do not believe the analyses. What were the real circumstances of B.Altantulga’s death?
A month ago, the family presented their demands for the truth to Mongolian Minister of Defence N.Enkhbold; so far he has not replied. Out of desperation, D.Altangerel and her other grandson began their sit-down protest .