At least six personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed at Kadenar camp in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district Wednesday in an alleged fratricidal shootout following a dispute. Two others were injured in the incident that occurred at around 8.30 am.
“An ITBP constable, identified as Masudul Rahman, opened fire from his service weapon after some unknown dispute among them,” Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The IG said it was yet to be ascertained whether Rahman killed himself or was shot dead by his colleagues. “It was not yet clear whether Rahman killed himself or died in retaliation by his colleagues. Weapons of the killed jawans will be checked to ascertain whether they had retaliated or not,” he said.
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The deceased were identified as head constables Mahendra Singh and Daljit Singh, and constables Surjit Sarkar, Biswaroop Mahto and Bijeesh.
Constables S B Ullas and Sitaram Doon were injured in the incident. They were airlifted to Raipur, where they are undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
The Kadenar camp of the ITBP’s 45th battalion is located around 350 kilometres from Raipur.
(With inputs from PTI)