Four CRPF jawans were killed and three 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 Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district early on Monday.
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 around 3.30 a.m.
All the seven injured jawans were brought to the Government Area Hospital in Telangana’s Bhadrachalam, where four of them were declared brought dead.
Two of the injured were later airlifted to Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur. One is undergoing treatment at the government hospital in Bhadrachalam and his condition is stated to be stable.
4 CRPF personnel were killed and three injured after their colleague shot them CRPF's 50th battalion in Lingampalli in Sukma. The jawan was arrested and his interrogation is underway @ndtv @ndtvindia @hridayeshjoshi @ashubh pic.twitter.com/9WUcWLSZhd— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) November 8, 2021
Three of the deceased were identified as Rajib Mondal, Dhanji and Rajmani Kumar Yadav, sources added.
According to sources, the authorities detained Reetesh immediately after the incident. A detailed investigation is under way. Meanwhile, the CRPF said the jawan may have have been suffering from “emotional stress” leading to sudden psychological disbalance.