Sukma: In a case of suspected fratricide, a CRPF jawan reportedly opened fire at his colleagues at their camp in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday. Four CRPF personnel were killed and three injured in the incident, according to police.
The accused, constable Reetesh Ranjan, opened fire from his AK-47 rifle, as per an official, at around 3.15 am on Monday. The incident took place at CRPF’s 50th battalion in Linganpalli village under Maraiguda police station area.
The deceased were identified as Rajmani Kumar Yadav, Rajib Mondal, Dhanji and Dharmendra Kumar. Three others were seriously injured and are undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Ranjan was arrested immediately. However, the motive behind the firing is yet to be ascertained.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed grief at the incident and urged the police to take necessary steps to prevent repeat of such incidents.
A similar incident had taken place in Bastar district in January this year, where a CRPF personnel opened fire at his colleagues. One jawan was killed and another injured. The accused had then tried to die by suicide.
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