A constable of Railway Protection Force (RPF) shot dead his senior, an assistant commandant rank officer, and injured three other personnel at Mawkyrwat camp of the paramilitary force in the poll bound Meghalaya on Sunday, state police said on Monday.
The Meghalaya Police during investigation have learnt that the constable opened fire at the assistant commandant and three others after an altercation over sanctioning of leave.
The deceased assistant commandant has been identified as Mukesh C Tyagi and the accused constable as Arjun Deshwal.
Police said, Deshwal pumped in 13 rounds of bullet from his rifle into Tyagi’s body after altercation on leave.
Three other RPF personnel identified as Constable Joginder Kumar, Sub-inspector Om Prakash Yadav and Inspector Pradeep Meena were rushed to North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science for medical attention.
“We have arrested the accused constable,” said Police.
Meghalaya goes to polls on Tuesday, with voting in 59 of 60 assembly constituencies.