Four CRPF jawans were killed and three others wounded when their colleague indiscriminately opened fire at them in a suspected case of fratricide in the CRPF’s 50 battalion camp in Lingalapalli village in neighbouring Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in the wee hours on November 8, 2021.
Police sources said that a CRPF jawan identified as Reetesh Ranjan allegedly fired shots at his colleagues with his service rifle (AK 47) on the premises of the camp at about 3.30 am. All the seven injured jawans were brought to the Government Area Hospital in Telangana’s temple town of Bhadrachalam, where four of them were declared brought dead.
Two of the injured jawans were later airlifted to Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur. One of the injured jawans is undergoing treatment at the government hospital in Bhadrachalam and his condition is stated to be stable.
Three of the deceased were identified as Rajib Mondal, Dhanji and Rajmani Kumar Yadav, sources added.
The exact motive behind the firing could not be ascertained immediately.
According to sources, the authorities detained Reetesh immediately after the incident. A detailed investigation into the case is underway.