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CRPF jawan opens fire at colleagues, 4 dead, 1 injured

According To Preliminary Information, Constable Sanath Kumar Allegedly Opened Fire With His Service Weapon, An AK 47 Rifle, Leaving Four Personnel Dead On The Spot And Another Injured, He Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 09 Dec 2017, 08:37:59 PM
CRPF jawan opens fire at colleagues, leaves 4 dead, 1 injured (Representational Image)

New Delhi:

Four CRPF personnel including two sub-inspectors were killed and one other injured after a colleague opened fire at CRPF 168th Battalion Camp in Basaguda area of Chhattisgarh's Bijapur.

The fatal incident of fratricide took place at around 5 PM allegedly after a brawl, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P said.

According to the initial reports, constable Sanath Kumar allegedly opened fire with his service weapon, an AK 47 rifle, leaving four personnel dead on the spot and another injured, he said.

"Three of the four CRPF men killed in the fratricide were senior to Kumar. They have been identified as SIs Vikey Sharma, Megh Singh, Assistant SI Rajveer Singh and constable Sankara Rao," the IPS officer said.

4 jawans dead, 1 injured after a CRPF jawan opened fire in Bijapur's Basaguda CRPF 168 Battalion Camp: DIG Sundar Raj #Chhattisgarh

— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017

ASI Gajanand suffered injuries in the incident, the DIG said.

The bodies and the injured ASI were evacuated from Basaguda to Bijapur at 6 PM. An MI17 helicopter was sent to airlift the injured and the bodies to Raipur, he added.

Officials said Kumar was soon overpowered and apprehended by other colleagues who were present in the camp. The jawans reportedly had a brawl before the fatal incident took place, they added.

The CRPF is deployed for anti-Naxal operations in the state.

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First Published : 09 Dec 2017, 08:13:51 PM

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