ITBP soldier open fires killing 6 colleagues in Chhattisgarh

Six personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed and two others injured in an exchange of fire among themselves in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Wednesday.

The incident took place at the Kadenar camp of ITBP’s 45th battalion in Narayanpur, located around 350 km from Raipur, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

As per preliminary information, an ITBP jawan allegedly fired at his colleagues with his service weapon, killing four of them and injuring three others, he said. Later, the jawan who opened fire was also gunned down, he said.

The injured personnel were being shifted to hospital, he said. Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg rushed to the spot.

While the reason for the dispute is unclear, it is suspected that he was upset with not getting leave. A probe has been ordered.

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