ITBP jawan shoots five colleagues, self

Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh), Dec 4, 2019-

Six ITBP jawans posted in Naxal-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh were killed and two seriously injured when one of them started firing at colleagues in anger before shooting himself to death.

The two injured have been taken to state capital Raipur for treatment. According to local sources, the ITBP personnel were stationed in Naxal-affected areas in Kadenar area, 60 km from Narayanpur district headquarters.

Superintendent of Police at Narayanpur Mohit Garg said six soldiers died on the spot on Wednesday morning during a shootout in the camp.

Constable Masudul Rahman who was furious over some argument started firing in anger, in which all the soldiers were killed.

AIG Devnath of Anti-Naxal Operation told that the jawan opened fire on fellow soldiers with his AK-47. What provoked the shootout still remains a mystery.

According to Bastar IG P. Sundararaj, this seems to be a mutual dispute.

The reason for the firing will be revealed only after investigation. State Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu said – there is no such thing as tension among the soldiers. They get timely leave and other facilities.

Soldiers killed in firing: Constable Masudul Rehman, resident of Nadia, West Bengal (accused of opening the shootout), Head Constable Mahendra Singh, resident of Sandiyar, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh; Constable Surjit Sarkar, resident of North Shrirampur, Burdwan, West Bengal; Head Constable Daljit Singh, resident of Jagpur, Ludhiana, Punjab; Constable Bishwarup Mahato, resident of Khukrampura, Purlia, West Bengal, and Constable Bejish A.C., resident of Eravattur, Kozhikode, Kerala.

The wounded soldiers are Constable Ullas SB, resident of Pulimath, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, an Constable Sitaram Doon, resident of Nayabas, Nagaur, Rajasthan.  (Agency)