In a shocking incident, six personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed and two others injured in Chhattisgarh today after an ITBP personnel fired at them on Wednesday.
According to the reports, ITBP constable Masudul Rahman fired at his colleagues with his service weapon, killing five of them and injuring two others. Later, the constable committed suicide by turning the gun on himself, the police said.
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The incident took place at around 9 am at an ITBP camp in the insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, around 350 km from state capital Raipur, said Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P.
The police are yet to ascertain why the constable opened fire at his colleagues. It is suspected that he was upset with not getting leave and allegedly killed his colleagues following a dispute. The injured personnel have been flown to Raipur for treatment.
Besides Masudul Rahman those killed were identified as head constable Mahendra Singh (Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh), head constable Daljit Singh (Ludhiana, Punjab), constables Surjit Sarkar (Burdwan, West Bengal), Biswaroop Mahtoo (Purulia, West Bengal) and Bijeesh (Kozhikode, Kerala).
Two other constables, SB Ullas from Kerala and Sitaram Doon from Rajasthan have been injured in the incident.
“The ITBP personnel who shot his five colleagues committed suicide with his own rifle and died on the spot. The injured were being air-lifted to Raipur for treatment. The IG and SP have just reached the spot and further details about what triggered the incident would be known soon,” DGP Chhattisgarh DM Awasthi has stated to Times Of India.