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4 CRPF Men Killed, 1 Hurt After Jawan Opens Fire in Chhattisgarh Camp

The incident took place at a CRPF camp in Basaguda, Bijapur. The accused, Sanant Kumar, has been taken into custody.

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Updated:December 9, 2017, 8:23 PM IST
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4 CRPF Men Killed, 1 Hurt After Jawan Opens Fire in Chhattisgarh Camp
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New Delhi: Four CRPF jawans were killed and one injured when a colleague opened fire in a camp in Naxal-affected Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

The incident was reported around 5pm at a camp of the Central Reserve Police Force's 168th battalion under Basaguda police station area of Bijapur, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P told news agency PTI in Raipur.

The accused, Sanant Kumar, has been taken into custody. Sources said Kumar shot at others using his AK-47 rifle after an altercation.

Three of the four CRPF men killed in the fratricide were senior to Kumar. They have been identified as SIs Vikey Sharma, Megh Singh, Assistant SI Rajveer Singh and constable Sankara Rao, the DIG said er said. ASI Gajanand suffered injuries in the incident.

The bodies and the injured ASI were evacuated from Basaguda to Bijapur at 6pm.

(With PTI inputs)



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