March 30, 2023

Chhattisgarh: CRPF jawan shoots dead 4 colleagues with his service weapon

NFTV:Sukma: Four CRPF personnel were killed and four injured after their colleague shot them at a CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday, a police official said.The incident took place on Monday around 3.30 am in the camp of CRPF’s 50th battalion in Lingampalli village of the district, around 400 km from the state capital Raipur, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.As per preliminary information, a jawan opened fire at his colleagues with his service weapon, an AK-47 assault rifle, the official said. The injured personnel were immediately shifted to a hospital in the nearby Bhadrachalam area of neighbouring Telangana, where doctors declared four of them dead on arrival, the official said.Those killed were identified as constables Rajmani Kumar Yadav, Rajib Mondal, Dhanji, and Dharmendra Kumar, he said, adding that three other injured personnel were being treated at the hospital.”The motive behind the firing is yet to be ascertained and an investigation is on into the incident,” the official said. Constable Ranjan was immediately held and his interrogation is underway, he said.